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Th pupose/ some athletes are no good at sprinting but can hold 70-75% speed for a lloonngg time, so the 800 is great for them

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What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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