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Athletics - on track and on the field

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 12:00am

Athletics is a popular sport among teenagers. It is divided into track events and field events. It is usually held in an outdoor sports ground.

In the sports ground, an area of grassland is surrounded by a circular running track.

Field events are held on the grassland, while track events are held on the lanes. Most tracks are oval and are about 400 metres around.

Track events are running events. These include sprints, middle-distance events, long-distance events, hurdles and relay events.

Field events mostly involve competitions in jumping and throwing. Mixed athletic meets involve both track and field events.

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