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400 meter track individual medley

I like swimming and track and field, but why should only swimmers be allowed to traverse the same distance via four different methods, and to be able to get a medal for each one of them?

It would be great to have a different medal for each different method of traversing track too, culminating in the 400 m track individual medley, consisting of

First 100m: Backstride

Second 100m: Crawl (knees and hands alternately touch the ground)

Third 100m: Hop (you can choose your leg, but then the other one can never touch the ground)

Fourth 100m: Freestyle (anyway you like).

It sounds weird, but it’s no weirder than triple jump.

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