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Athletics comprises of a wide range of events for both men and women, and demands a variety of different skills from its participants. Athletics comprises of two categories, track and field. Events take place most commonly in outdoors stadiums.

Popularity
Everyone has run jumped or thrown something at some point in their life, There is some sort of athletic club in most villages, and a club attached to a stadium or track in all cities.

Location
Historically athletics was an outdoor event but is increasingly catered for indoors, with a whole range of indoor athletic events competed for in the winter months.

Age
Ages range from eight to eighty years, with individual athletes adjusting to their own desire and ability. Athletics is a very social sport with athletes actively helping and encouraging each other.

Ability
Although athletic competition demands the highest levels of fitness, Athletics does have a range of disability rankings, so that everyone even with the severest disability can compete against athletes of like ability, even at Olympic levels.

Description
Athletics events are track sprints over 100, 200 and 400m middle distance over 800 and 1500m long distance over 3000, 5000 and 10000m relays over 100 and 400m hurdles over 100, 110 and 400m steeplechase 3000m road races marathon walks over 10, 20 and 50km field events throwing javelin, shot put, discuss and hammer. jumping highjump longjump,triplejump and pole vault. combined decathlon and heptathlon.

Dedication
Athletics is a very physical sport, regular practice is essential, ranging from half an hour a day, with at least one longer club practice a week at novice levels, up to four or five hours a day at the very highest levels. Practices range from specialized event training to gymnasium general fitness training. Athletes train individually or in groups, but compete as individuals, with the exception of the relay races. Males and females are always separated in athletic competitions.

Potential
club competitions regional national international with every-ones ultimate dream of representing their nation at the Athletic world championships or the olympic games.

Closely Related Activities
Stadium athletic disaplines include; Discus 27, Hammer 28, High Jump 30, Javelin 31, Long Jump 33, Pole Vault 36, Shot Put 37, Steeplechase 39, Track Running (middle distance & sprint) 41, Triple Jump 42, Hurdles 45, Decathlon 44, Heptahlon 29.

Cost
Club Fees Basic clothing some events need some specialized equipment mainly the throwing events.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

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