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How long was the foot race in the ancient Olympic games?

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28 miles.
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According to historical records, the first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. They were usually held every four years until 394 AD, when they were suppressed by Theodosius I.
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There are 500 miles in a Olympics racetrack-Omar
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dont know but mayans did as well for religious purpose greeks probably for sport.
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Marathon. There were three kinds of foot-races: 1. the stade (a length of one stade or 200m race). 2. the diaulos (a length of two stades, 400m race). 3. the dolichos, or the long
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