Ancient Olympics

How many miles was the ancient Olympics racetrack?

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09/09/2014

Ancient Olympic track events included the stade race - an ancient version of a sprint - where participants ran from one end of the track to the other (approximately 200 meters). There was also a two-stade race (approximately 400 meters), as well as a long-distance run (ranging from seven to 24 stades).

In Comparison, modern Olympics track and field events include:

  • 100-meter run
  • 200-meter run
  • 400-meter run
  • 800-meter run
  • 1500-meter run
  • 5000-meter run
  • 10,000-meter run
  • 110-meter hurdles
  • 400-meter hurdles
  • 3000-meter steeplechase
  • 4 x 100-meter relay
  • 4 x 400-meter relay
  • marathon
  • 20-kilometer race walk
  • 50-kilometer race walk
  • high jump
  • long jump
  • triple jump
  • pole vault
  • discus throw
  • shot put
  • javelin throw
  • hammer throw
  • decathlon