In the Olympics, the middle distance race is 1500 meters, which is 0.932 miles.
The "metric mile" is 1600 meters, only slightly less than a mile, which would be 1609.344 meters.
track and field
Tennis and triathlon are summer Olympic events. Track cycling is an Olympic event.
Running is commonly refered to as "Track" in the Olympics.
It is one event in the sport Track and Field.
Hurdles -------------------- Men's 100m
The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC. The marathon was not an event of the ancient Olympic Games. This is a modern event that started in 1896.
Kelly Holmes was a middle-distance athlete, which is an event in the sport of track and field. She won Olympic medals for the 800 and 1500 meter events.
A 400 meter race is one lap around a normal high school track. It is also an Olympic event, and is considered a Short distance run.