100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, and the 1500 meter run.
It is unknown the creator of the event.
55 meter dash 55 meter hurdles 200 meter dash 400 meter dash 800 meter run 1600 meter run 3200 meter run 4x200 meter relay 4x400 meter relay 4x1600 meter relay Distance medley relay (1200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter)
They are measured in meters. Example, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash, 1600 meter run, 400 meter relay, 1600 meter relay etc.
The fastest 800 dash by a male is: 1:41.01 by David Rudisha of Kenya The fastest 800 dash by a female is: 1:53.28 by Jarmila Kartochvilova of Czechoslovakia
The 800 meter dash high school record in New Mexico is 1.51.73 by David Krummenacher from Las Cruces High School in 1993.
Under 2 minutes.
That was the 1956 Games in Melbourne. Liberia sent 4 participants in athletics: 1) George Johnson - 400 meter run, 800 meter run, 4x100 meter relay 2) Edward Martins - 4x100 meter relay, long jump 3) Emmanuel Putu - 4x100 meter relay, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash 4) James Roberts - 4x100 meter relay, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash
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
1928 Summer Games in Amsterdam. Women competed in 100 meter dash, 800 meter run, and 4x100 meter relay.
Gold medal winners in the 800 meter run at the 2008 Olympics: Women: Pamela Jelimo of Kenya, 1:54.87 Men: Wilfred Bungei of Kenya, 1:44.65