What is the longest distance among the Olympic events in athletics?

15 km
42,195 km
45 km
50 km
The 50 kilo­me­ter race walk (men only) is an Olympic ath­let­ics event, longer than marathon race. It is dif­fer­ent from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times.

Answers distribution

15 km
42,195 km
45 km
50 km
answers
flagUU
18%
27%
0%
54%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
33%
11%
50%
112
flagthe Netherlands
10%
26%
15%
47%
19
flagFrance
0%
52%
0%
47%
17
flagthe United States
5%
32%
19%
42%
120
flagPoland
3%
46%
8%
40%
4216
flagGermany
3%
55%
1%
38%
60
flagNorway
6%
50%
6%
37%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
50%
14%
28%
14
flagIndia
15%
26%
31%
23%
38
flagItaly
14%
35%
21%
28%
14

Gender

men43%
women35%
15 km
2%
4%
42,195 km
47%
46%
45 km
6%
13%
50 km
43%
35%

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