Athletics has been a part of the Paralympic Games since 1960 and being that it offers the largest number of events, it attracts the largest number of athletes and spectators.
It is practiced by athletes in more than 100 countries, and those athletes compete according to their functional classification in each event. Some compete in wheelchairs and some with prostheses, while those who are visually impaired receive guidance from a sighted guide.
The events on the Paralympic programme include:
Track events: Sprint (100m, 200m, 400m); middle distance (800m, 1,500m); long distance (5,000m, 10,000m) and relay races (4x100m, 4x400m)
Road event: marathon
Field events: high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, shot put, javelin
Combined events: pentathlon
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