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4000 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics


4000 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The steeplechase event much similarity with the hurdling event. The event was originated from the horse racing called the "steeplechase" in the British islands. In the modern athletics, the event is the changed version of the cross country steeplechase race with a length of two miles. In the event, the athletes have to cross a certain number of barriers set across the track during the race.

The 4000 meter steeplechase event has become obsolete at the present time. The event was held at the track and field competitions in the earlier days. The athletes competing in the event have to be good runners and possessors of sound technique to be successful in the 4000 meter steeplechase event.

4000 meter Steeplechase Event in Summer Olympics: The 4000 meter steeplechase event for men was contested only once at the 1900 Paris Summer Games. The event was never again included in the Olympics schedule.

Rules for 4000 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The rules followed during the Olympic 4000 meter steeplechase event were-

  • The Steeplechases or barriers have to be made in such a way that they can be adjusted in different events.
  • The athletes have to perform a certain number of jumps in each lap of the steeplechase event. The water jump must be included among the jumps.
  • The length of the water pit used in the steeplechase event is determined by the organizing committee.
  • The athletes have to perform the water jump. No athlete is permitted to jump on the side of the water pit. However, the athletes can cross the barriers in any probable way.
  • An athlete once out of the track during the race cannot join his competitors again.
  • Any athlete who obstructs his competitors' way during the race is disqualified from the competition.
  • The automatic timing device be used for measuring the time of the race has to be approved by the organizing committee.
  • Medal Winners in the 4000 meter Steeplechase Event at Olympics: The athletes who won medals in the 4000 meter steeplechase event at the 1900 Paris Summer Games are John Rimmer, Charles Bennett and Sidney Robinson.

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