Enrolments are now open for the winter school holiday athletics program.
For enquiries, or to book, please contact the Athletics Centre on 07 3346 3070 or 0418 146 844.
The marathon was not an event of the ancient Olympic Games.
The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the Modern Olympic Games of 1896 in Athens, a race from Marathon—northeast of Athens—to the Olympic Stadium, a distance of 42.195 kilometers.
Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps".
The distance was the exact measurement between Windsor Castle, the start of the race, and the finish line inside White City Stadium.The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadium race, a foot race 600 feet long.According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games for the first 13 Olympic festivals.Kids are coached in sprints, jumps and throws to develop and enhance their athletics skills along with agility, balance and coordination.During the course of the year we have Junior and Senior all comers meets to allow kids to compete in their preferred events and to gage how they are improving from term to term and throughout the various athletics holiday programs.The technique was very similar to today's freestyle discus throw.This was highly valued as a form of military exercise without weapons.Running Running contests included: the stade race, which was the pre-eminent test of speed, covering the Olympia track from one end to the other (200m foot race), the diaulos (two stades - 400m foot race), dolichos (ranging between 7 and 24 stades).Athletes used stone or lead weights called halteres to increase the distance of a jump.It ended only when one of the contestants admitted defeat.Boxers wrapped straps (himantes) around their hands to strengthen their wrists and steady their fingers.