THE LEGENDARY BATTLE WHICH LEADS TO THE APPEARANCE OF MARATHON IN OLYMPIC (TO BE CONTINUED)

In fact, marathon is the name originating from a legendary battle in the human history. At that time, the victory of Greek has greatly built a foundation for the born of marathon lately in Olympics.

Marathon is actually a renowned battle taking place in the autumn of 490 A.D between Athens army (Greek) and the Persians invasion. 

Throughout this battle, the soldiers had to run the distance of up to 42 km, come across all forests and hills to finally head for where battle took place and deliver the news of victory for Athens. This has been the main spirit for marathons lately. 

The determination to revenge the Athens of King Persia

According to the book named “The greatest battles in the world”, in the fifth decade A.D, Pestria under the reign of King Cyrus, became the most powerful nation in West Asia. They invaded many different regions to enhance the area of Pestria up to 2 km2.

8 years before the Marathon battle breaking out, the emirate Athens had spent their money for the suppression of the Asia Minor residents over Persia domination. This truly disappointed King Darius I. He decided to revenge Athens and at this time, they stand a high chance of carrying out the next invasion.

According to the renowned historian Herodote, Darius ppinted an arrow to the sky and siad: “ Please God let me revenge Athens by myself.” Darius also requested his intimate servant to remind him a sentence whenever meals were served: “Please think about Athens.”

After a long time of preparation, in 492 A.D, Darius carried out his first expedition. 

However, his fleet was extirpated by Teraxer quickly. This first expedition completely ended up with a failure for Pestria.

WHICH SPEED CAN “FLASH” USAIN BOLT RUN IN?

Usain Bolt broke the record of worldwide sprinting since the year of 2008. “Jamaica flash” seems to not lose his track even though he has turned to 29. 

In the world Olympic championship taking place in Beijing (China), Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 100m run with the achievement of 9 seconds 78. This was the third time successively ”Jamaica flash” won this 100m run. Previously, Bolt won the gold medal in Olympic London in 2012 and Olympic of Moscow, Russian in 2013. 

If Usain’s fault did not occur in The Olympic in 2011 in Daegu (Korean), maybe Usain Bolt could win the 100 runs in 7 years consecutively. In the 2008 Beijing Olympic and 2009 World Championship taking place in Berlin (Germany), this 29-year-old athlete is also the first one to finish the run.

During the 2009 World Championship in Berlin 2009, Usain Bolt used to set 2 new records in 100m and 200m runs during the period of 8,58 seconds and 19,19 seconds sequentially. In 2012, he continued to be the world fastest athlete in 100m run throughout Olympic history with the recording time of 9 seconds 63.

According to the recorded statistics, Bolts used to run with a speed of around 12,37m per second (27,44 miles per hour) in another 100m run taking place in Berlin. This is an extraordinary speed! This 29-year-old athlete is only ranked after several wide animals renowned for sprint skills such as cat, spot panther, American lion or hunting dogs with long legs. While putting Bolts in comparison with other species such as squirrels, mouses or elephants, Bolts is totally outstanding regarding speed.

Throughout the sprint history, athletes’  skills are always upgraded generation after generation. However, Usain Bolt was the first one to break all the records in the most unbelievable way. Since 2008, Bolt has gained at least total 16 gold medals in different runs. 

BOSTON MARATHON IS DELAYED TO SEPTEMBER DUE TO COVID-19

The most long-standing running event Boston Marathon has been decidedly delayed from the 20th of April to the 14th of September for fear of the outbreak of Covid-19. 

Boston local authority in the early morning of 13th March, brought new law which forbids events gathering large crowds as they will be a hotbed for virus spreading. Lately, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) – Organization Department of Boston Marathon – has decided to have this year running tournament postponed and also replace the revenue. 

“Along with Massachusetts, Boston city will carry out different necessary measures to protect the health of the whole community. BAA approves with the decision of local authority which Boston Marathon can not take place on 20th, April 2020. We will try our best to call off the 124th Boston Marathon Event to Monday, 14th of September 2020.” – according to BAA’s announcement. 

Athletes and other staff will receive more detail information in the next few days.

Boston Marathon is the most long-standing running tournament which is first held in 1897. During more than 100 years, regardless of world wars, dreadful weather and other crises, this running event always took place in every yearly April. 

This year, a few weeks ago, BAA still wanted to keep this tradition. However, because of the rapid spread of dangerous pandemic recently, Boston and the other 7 states’ authority has put pressure on BAA to postpone the marathon. 

Boston Marathon is one of 6 most renowned running tournaments, belongs to the World Marathon Majors. 5 other famous running events are the New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon và Tokyo Marathon. Besides having enormous popularity, the Boston Marathon also brings great economic advantages for the city it takes place. According to Boston Marty Walsh, yearly, this running event gains almost 200 million USD for the local economy, and around 36 million USD is devoted to various charity activities.

WORLD RECORDS IN PROFESSIONAL RUNNING YOU SHOULD KNOW

Running’s distance record depends on how each runner defines it. This may be 5 km per day or a marathon per month in the next few years. However, in a professional running competition, there are fascinating records that will perfectly inspire your run. 

Running one mile under 5 minutes during the most consecutive years. 

In 1976, Steve Spence preliminary runner 1 mile (1,6 km) at the age of 14. Since then, yearly, he always kept the habit of running this distance. His recording time for running 1 mile, until now, is 3 minutes 59 seconds. Spence used to run the marathon (42,195 km) under the average speed of 5 minutes 3 seconds per mile in 1990.

Maintaining the habit of running 1 mile under 5 minutes to Spence, a professional running athlete, seemed to be simple during some preliminary tens years. However, in 2008, he began to suffer from heath degeneracy due to old age, which brought him difficulty to hold the yearly record. Until now, the last time he could run 1 mile under 5 minutes was January of 2018, with recorded time was 4 minutes 56 seconds. The 44th run had been set plan in January of 2019, however was cancelled because of Steve’s injuries. According to Let’s Run, Steve then declaimed that he had finish that 44st run in 28th of August that year. 

First Olympic athlete champion run 100 mets during 2 consecutive Olympics.

During 1980 and 1990, Carl Lewis’s ability was underrated. However, later, Carl, as a runner, could still make his own record when he was one of 4 athletes won the gold titles in 4 consecutive Olympics. He was also the champion of running 100 mets in 2 consecutive Olympics in 1984 and 1988.