- Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 mile team race
The men's 3 miles team race was a unique event featured only at the
1908 Summer Olympicsin London. In the team race, each competing nation sent five athletes. For each heat, the top three athletes from each nation had their placings counted as part of the team score, though good performances by the other two could also help the team by worsening the scores of other teams. Team scores were arrived at by adding the rankings of the top three runners from the team, with low scores being desirable. Thus, a team that took the first three places in a heat would receive 1+2+3=6 points, the best possible score.
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