the Olympic games originated from one of the celebrations of the 10 favours of Hercules this festival included the games of veresing each other in a fight,running and chariot racing
Sebastian Coe's olympic is running in the london 2012 games.
Greek Olympic Games inspired modern Olympic Games. One similaritty is the time between the events. In old Greek, Olympic Games happens every year, but only each four years happens the Olympic Games dedicated to Zeus, the major god in Olimpo. Other similaritie is the competittion between regions, today, countries. Other point is the competittion in running, the oldest sport in Olympic Games. More than that, the fire to make open the event is inspired in old Greek.
There were no Olympic Games in 1978
The longest running event in the Olympic Games in the marathon at a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers.
The longest running games ever is attributed to one Robert Davies' Games, (actually spelled OLIMPICK Games) - the Games ran annually in Chipping Campden from 1612 to 1852 plus a resurrected games in 1951. This makes it the longest running games with 241 events. The Games always included the Main Event which was Shin Kicking! (OUCH!)
The longest race is the 50 Km walk. The longest running race is the Marathon.
Running has been in the Olympic games since they started.
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the longest event in the olympics is the marathon
they participated in the running
The Olympic Games.
Some running events were included in the original Greek games.