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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte

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Abstract

MATTHIESEN, Sara Quenzer; GINCIENE, Guy  and  FREITAS, Fernando Paulo Rosa de. Records of the marathon in Olympic Games for diffusion in Physical Education classes. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.3, pp. 463-471. ISSN 1807-5509.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-55092012000300012.

Based on documentary research, the purpose of this study was to investigate the modifications for which marathon passed along the years, aiming to disseminate such knowledge, especially in physical education classes. Among the structural changes, athletes, records  and curiosities about each edition of this Olympic event, it was found, for example, that inspired by a Greek legend, the marathon was included in the program of the Modern Olympic Games for males, in 1896 and for females, in 1984; it was performance in different distances and routes; new rules were introduced, such as the "Standard Scheiss." If these are some of the issues identified by this research, others should be evident, considering that the history of the sport is one of the contents that should be taught in physical education classes.

Keywords : Marathon; History of the sport; Physical education; Races.

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