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Rules vary according to the specific event a runner is competing in.
Track Running is an umbrella term used to describe any timed running sport held on a measured distance track. Track running is an umbrella term that describes any type of timed running performed on a measured distance track; these tracks are most often 400 meters in length.
The only even held at the first ever Olympic Games in 776 BCE was a stadium length foot race. This event is one of the precursors to modern track running. In fact, track running was a part of other Pan-Hellenic Games held around this time. In the 19th century, formal organization of modern events began, and it was also around this time that track running made its way into schools� exercise regimes. Track and field running events were also included in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.