Speed, strength and absolute focus are the essence of an athletics competition. To watch athletes hurtle along the running track, leap seemingly impossible heights and throw the javelin or discus with consummate grace and accuracy is a truly exciting experience. The range of athletics sports is broad and showcased in a wide selection of athletic competitions, including Para Athletics European Championships, both national and international, culminating in a series of the worldwide games. For some of the most exciting sporting events of your life, don’t miss the chance to buy or sell athletics event tickets on the StubHub sports tickets page.
The oldest sport
Athletics is considered to be the oldest form of organised sport. Amongst the earliest known games were those held in 776 BC by the Ancient Greeks. These were brutal, all male contests, the prize: the coveted laurels placed on the victor’s brow. Centuries later, Henry VIII, reputed to be a skilled hammer-thrower, established the first modern athletics competition. National and international athletics organisations began to appear in the 19th century and have provided the foundation for the modern competition ever since.
Determination and dedication
Buying or selling athletics event tickets on StubHub will give you access to track events that range from the explosive thrill of the 100m sprint to the long-distance test of stamina and running tactics that is the marathon. As well as track, there are a long and high jump events. These include the pole vault in which contestants have to clear heights of up to 6m by launching themselves skywards using a pole of between three and five metres in length. Jumping and running are combined in the hurdles. The contestants not only strive to reach the finish line first but also negotiate an obstacle course of one metre high barriers to get there. Strength and technique are tested in the shot-put, hammer, discus and javelin competitions. Shot putters are considered to be the largest athletes. The put itself weighs up 7.26 kg and, in the hands of a skilled putter, can be thrown distances of 20m. StubHub is the place to buy and sell tickets for all kinds of track and field events. For an athlete, the competition itself is the culmination of years of commitment. Training is hard and relentless. There is total focus on the prize. Although most athletics contests are fought by individuals, the athlete will often be part of a team, from local club to a country. Athletes are amateurs, which means that there is no immediate reward for the contestant other than the thrill of the competition and the joy of winning. So, be inspired and thrilled by the determination and dedication of the athlete: buy athletics tickets and other sports events tickets today.
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