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
flagFrance
0%
35%
0%
65%
40
flagthe Netherlands
11%
22%
14%
51%
27
flagthe United Kingdom
4%
33%
10%
50%
146
flagthe United States
5%
32%
18%
42%
128
flagSweden
10%
50%
0%
40%
10
flagPoland
3%
47%
9%
39%
5957
flagNorway
5%
47%
11%
35%
17
flagGermany
4%
54%
6%
32%
82
flagUnknown
4%
55%
13%
27%
396
flagRepublic of Ireland
5%
50%
16%
27%
18
flagIndia
13%
27%
32%
23%
43
flagItaly
11%
38%
22%
27%
18

Gender

men36%
women34%
15 km
2%
3%
42,195 km
52%
48%
45 km
8%
13%
50 km
36%
34%

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