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The rules and format of the modern events in athletics were defined in Western Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th century, and were then spread to other parts of the world.25 During this period, racewalking was frequently held on athletics tracks for ease of measurement, and the 1908 Summer Olympics in London saw the introduction of the 3500-metre and 10-mile walks.1, the most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.Archived from the original on Retrieved "2017 Trail World Championships".In throwing events, athletes are measured by how far they hurl an implement, with the common events being the shot put, discus, javelin, and hammer throw.The highest level racewalking competitions occur at the iaaf World Championships in Athletics and at the Summer Olympics, although the sport also has its own separate major competition the iaaf World Race Walking Cup which has been held since 1961.8 Athletics competitions were held about 1812 at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 9 and in 1840 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire at the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt.3 Athletics events were depicted in the Ancient Egyptian tombs in Saqqara, with illustrations of running at the Heb Sed festival and high jumping appearing in tombs from as early as of 2250.The Ancient Olympic Games: Mythic Worship of Gods and Athletes.The International Paralympic Committee governs the competitions in athletics, and hosts the Paralympic Games, which have continued since 1960."It's not just about the bottom line and profits and the return on investment which I believe they will get, it's also taking part in the battle for gender balance and fairness in the 21st century.".The Paralympic competition is the most prestigious athletics contest where athletes with a physical disability compete.In order to maintain the sport's distinction from road running, the usage of unnatural or macadamised surfaces is generally kept to a minimum or avoided entirely.We do know that women's sport is very exciting, we know it can draw really big audiences but we need more media coverage and more commercial investment Grant told BBC Sport.
Track and field stadium edit A typical layout of an outdoor track and field stadium A standard outdoor track is in the shape of a stadium, 28 400 metres in length, and has at least eight lanes.22 m in width (small arenas might have six.
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