Koroibos, a cook from the city Elis, won the 600 foot stadium race.
This event was held at the 18th Ancient Olympiad, consisting of the Stadion (Running the length of the Stadium), Long Jump, Javelin and Discus Throw, and Wrestling.
The first organized footraces were held in England.
Held near Toronto.
The West London Rowing Club organized the first meet that was open to all amateurs
The Amateur Athletic Club (AAC) is founded and held the first English championships.
The first modern olympic games were held in Athens, Greece. This included the first Marathon, made by Frenchman Michel Bréal.