Athletic events are measured to be one of the oldest sports events in the nation. All countries have skillful in Athletic events since the distant past as part of a physical exercise regimen. Events like Track and Field, Road Running, Cross-country and Race Walking are most well-known among the Athletics events in India. The Track events played in India containing running events like 100metres, 200metres, 400metres, 800metres etc. The Track events also include Marathon running.
Field events consist of High jump, Long jump, Triple jump, Pole vault, Shotput, Discus throw, Javelin throw, Hammer throw. High Jump – the athlete has to jump high in the air and cross a bar set on a positive height.
Pole Vault – the athlete wants to jump high above a bar. Triple Jump – the athlete jumps three times on the similar effort. Discus Throw – the athlete has to throw a lens-shaped weighty disc to such a distance where no one else can throw.
Hammer Throw – the thrower has to throw a heavy steel ball and there is a circle in this event and the thrower has to throw the ball staying within the circle. Javelin Throw – the thrower throws a javelin as an alternative of discus or hammer.
Shot Put – the athlete tries to throw a very weighty metal ball as far as possible. In this event also, the athlete needs to stay within a circle. A half marathon is a road-running competition where a number of athletes race each other for a distance of 13 miles. The Marathon is a long-distance running event where the athletes run a distance of 26 miles.
In both half and full marathons, the runner who touches the concluding line first, is usually stated as the winner of a Marathon. Athletic events in all nations are played these days in much more efficient forms and enjoy a larger platform through participation in the Olympic and Asian games.