Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
GINCIENE, Guy and MATTHIESEN, Sara Quenzer. The starting system in speed racing of track and field. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 113-119. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742012000100012.
It is not difficult to realize the importance of speed racing to the world sports scene. However, from the stádion, disputed by the Greeks of the Olympic Games of Ancient Greece, to the current 100 meters dash, there were a lot of modifications. For no other reason, the objective of this research was to record the changes that occurred in the starting system from speed racing over time. This theoretical research, characterized as a literature search, focused on collecting data related to the 100 meter dash from books, articles, pictures and websites. Among the changes identified the ones that occurred with the starting system, which include the starting block used by athletes today deserve to be highlighted. Without that, perhaps, the incredible world record of 100 meters dash of 9s58 would not have been achieved.
Keywords : Track and field; History; Race.