Athletics first occurred around 700 BC at the Olympia Mountain, Greece. When the Greeks had deteriorated Roman rule over Greece caused the athletics to disappear.
Later in the year 1896, Baron de Coubertin began the Olympics again after being canceled for 1,500 years, the Olympics were held in Athens, Greece and athletics were included in that competition as well.
Nowadays, running is a basic activity for children no child cannot run. Every time there is physical activity running will be part of that activity as well allowing the little children to improve his running skills to be a professional athletes.