6 April 1896: the 100m opens the first Olympic Games of the modern …
WebSep 21, 2017 · Francis Lane and Tom Burke: two pioneers of the great Olympic adventure of the modern era. On 6 April 1896, in Athens, Lane won the first ever event: one of the 100m heats. Burke went on to win the final, paving the way for the future kings of the sprint, right up to Usain Bolt! 4 min. Athletics.
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