What are the events?
You don´t need to know them all by heart, only the types of events and some examples!
A) Running and racewalking events:
1) Sprint Events:
-110m hurdles (men) and 100m hurdles (women)
-400m hurdles (men and women)
Here you can see a 100m hurdles race:
2) Middle Distance Events: are events longer than sprints and up to 3000 metres.
-3000 metres steeplechase
3) Long Distance Events: are events over 3000 metres.
-Marathon (outside the stadium but finishing in it: 42km and 195m)
4) Relay races: are events in which four athletes participate as a team, passing a metal baton in between. Events commonly contested are:
Here you have the 4x100m world record established in Beijing Olympics: