Track & Field in Greece

Track and field originated in 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece. In sprints, runners have to stay in their lane on the track, the first person whose torso reaches the finish line is the winner of the sprint. In the Javelin throw the javelin's metal tip must break the ground for it to be a legal throw, you also cannot spin the javelin, the winner is the competitor with the longest single throw. In sprints there can be up to ten runners.  In all jumping, throwing activities there are multiple players. The activities last until the last person finishes. There isn't any scoring in the activities, you win in running by being the first to cross the finish line, and you win in throwing something, such as the javelin, the farthest.

Track & Field in Greece

In long-distance running the track can be 5000 meters or 10,000 meters. Middle-distance can be 800 meters, 1500 meters or 3000 meters. In 1500 meter running the strategy is to stay behind and keep a pace then sprint at the end. Major penalties in throwing competitions is throwing wrong and in sprints it is getting out of your lane. The equipment used for javelin throwing is a javelin, the equipment used for the discus throw is a discus. Track and field is an Olympic game. Track and field has had many games added to it since it originated in Greece.

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