TAGS: Olympics, Track & Field

Barefoot runners wearing tunics take part in a footrace in the ancient stadium of Nemea, southwest of Athens on Saturday. Fifty-five days before the Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, participants from around the world are taking part in very different kind of sporting tournament. The races, only include a 90 meter sprint on a straight dirt course at a 2,300-year-old stadium and a 7.5 kilometer run through fabled olive groves and vineyards, where in ancient Greek mythology Hercules, god of strength, sport and fertility, slayed a fearsome lion. [Yorgos Karahalis/AP]

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