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3 Mile Team Race at Olympics

Only once in the Olympic history, the exciting 3 Mile Team Race at olympics took place. The 1908 London Olympics witnessed the event, which was won by the combined team of Great Britain and Ireland.

Although the 3 Mile Team Race has been scratched off from the list of track and fields events at the Olympics, the event once drew huge crowd and was practiced by many athletes. The 3 Mile Team Race featured only once in the history of Olympics.

Details of the Event

The 3 Mile Team Race was a track and field team event where each squad was represented by five athletes. The event consisted of qualifying heats and a final race. The point system in the heats was unique. The total team score was calculated by adding the rankings of three top runners of a single team. The team with the lowest points would emerge the winner.

At the Olympics

The 3 Mile Team Race at olympics was first and last time held at the 1908 London Olympics. The combined team of Great Britain and Ireland won the gold medal. The team members were Archie Robertson, Joseph Deakin, and W. Coales. The U.S team won the silver while France picked up the bronze medal.

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