The news that athletes from around the world have been competing together in the Men’s Olympic Marathon at London 2012 has been received well by many and has led to a spike in interest in the sport. I was amazed as I read the comments and posts on blogs and social media.
Many people have written with their thoughts and feelings about the Olympic games and the men’s marathon. I think there is an overall positive reaction to the Olympics, and the results of the Olympics, but I think that the athletes and their families should be given some credit for a great cause. The men’s marathon is an extremely popular sport in the UK and there are probably more people who have raced in it than any other sport.
Of course there are more people who have raced in it than any other sport, but many people (especially those who aren’t particularly great at running) come away from the marathon not at all impressed with the results. This is partly because so many people have raced in it that the results of the race are almost meaningless. In my opinion, though, the results are important.
Marathon is also one of the most “ludicrous” sports, or more accurately, those that are so ridiculously difficult that its a shame the athletes finish them. With that in mind, it is amazing to see that the men’s marathon olympics have come out on top again. At the 2008 Moscow Olympics the men’s marathon won by almost two minutes and it even did it with two men from the same country competing.
I think that in this case, the athletes were just too good for the mens marathon olympics to even come close to winning. The distance, the weather (it was a heat wave), and the fact that it was so ridiculous made it all the more impressive.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics had a similar outcome. The women’s marathon olympics came in first and was followed by the men’s by less than a minute.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics had a similar outcome. The womens marathon olympics came in first and was followed by the mens by less than a minute.
The women’s marathon olympics were the first time that America’s women had ever won a medal in a major sport. I’m not sure I remember ever seeing men do much better. Perhaps the fact that it was their first major success in a sport has something to do with that. But then again, maybe the fact that these are the first two events that women are allowed to compete in in the Olympics is the reason.
The first women’s olympics were held in Paris in 1896, the first years of women’s olympics. They were held in Paris because the first time there was a women’s marathon and some of the best women’s athletes were there. The first men’s olympics also took place there but it was not the first for the men. The first was the 4x100m relay in 1900 and the first men’s olympics were held there in 1906.
I think we can all agree that the first Olympiad was a huge event. It took place in a big stadium and it lasted about a month. It was also quite a show.