Track and Field

Track and field is a group of sporting events involving running, jumping or object throwing. Track and field events are among the oldest sporting events and were a core part of the ancient Olympic Games.

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Length and Distance

How many miles are in a 3K race?

Since 1 kilometer is 0.62 miles, 3K is 1.86 miles.

History of Sports
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Who are some old famous track stars?

Ralph Boston, Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Dave Wottle, Micheal Johnson, Usain Bolt, Hicham El Guerrouj, Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, Bernard Lagat, and Steve Prefontaine.

Track and Field
Mile Run

How far is one lap around a running track in the third lane?

The line you run around in the third lane, where the inside lane is 400 metres long and the lanes are 1.27 m. wide including the lane marking, is approximately 416 metres long, 415.959 to be mathematically more precise.

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Can you use Track spikes on cement?

You really shouldn't. Spikes are made to grip the track and have no support for your feet. Running with them on cement gives you a greater risk of developing shin splints. They also make an annoying noise.

You will ruin your spike shoes by walking/running on cement with them. It wears down the spikes and makes them very hard to get out of the shoes. We have developed a product for the very purpose of allowing the athlete to cross cement or other hard surfaces without damaging the spikes or shoes.

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What is anchor in track and field?

The anchor is the last person on a relay race team. Because it is such a critical position, it is often filled by the team's best runner.

The term is used in a similar fashion in other team sports as well, such as league bowling.

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The Difference Between

What are heptathlons and decathlons?

The heptathlon and decathlon are both multidisciplinary events. The heptathlon consists of seven events and is usually competed by women. The decathlon consits of ten events and is nearly alway competed by men.

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100 Meter Dash

Who is the world's fastest runner in 1998?

Marion Jones

Marion Jones (United States) – Fastest Time: 10.65 seconds

Jones won the 100 meters at the 1998 IAAF World Cup in South Africa with a period of 10.65.

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Why is track and field invented?

Like many of today's action sports, track and field has its origins in the first Olympics in Greece. When you begin to investigate who invented track and field, you find that, again, like soccer, track and field disappeared during the "dark" ages, and reappeared with modern organization during the 1800's.

Since they did not have jeeps and tanks and trucks in the ancient world, soldiers took pride in their athleticism. Running was one of the very first competitive sports, and it is a favorite of today's games as well. There is some dispute as to exactly when the Olympic Games began, with a gap in guesses from 776 BC to as early as the ninth or tenth century BC.

There was a gap in the games as well, during the Middle Ages. In 1896, they were again held in Athens, as organizers tried to bring back the ancient tradition. One feature of these games was what is now known as a "marathon race". It was called "marathon" to honor the run made by Pheidippides in 490 BC from the Greek city of Marathon to Sparta. He ran the entire day in order to warn fellow soldiers of Persian invasions at Marathon. That distance was about 149 miles; today's races are about 26 miles, considerably shorter. When London hosted the 1908 Olympics, their "marathon" run was 26 miles 385 yards (42,195 kilometers), from starting point to the stadium.

So, if you want to consider who invented track and field, you might want to give that honor to Pheidippides. However, bronze tripods were discovered that pre-date his run, to the tenth century BC, that some believe may have been awards for earlier games at Olympia. Or, if you want to look at the more sophisticated development of track and field, consider the year 1849, in England, when the Royal Military Academy organized their first track and field meet. Perhaps they should receive credit for who invented track and field?

Ancient games eventually expanded to include more races, boxing, wrestling, and a pentathlon with five running, throwing, and jumping events. In the US, organized track and field events date from the 1860's. Collegiate and amateur groups were formed here in 1873 and 1888 respectively. Organized sporting events for men grew with the first NCAA national championships in 1921. Women, who had only recently received suffrage in the US, were included in the games in 1928. Making history, in 1952, the Soviet Union sent its first teams to the Olympics. The fierce competition between the USSR and the USA ran for the duration of the Cold War, over the next 30 years. In standard Olympic tradition, wars are suspended for the duration to enable all countries to participate in peace.

Today, favorite events include multiple sport competitions in the Pentathlon (5 sports), Heptathlon (7), and Decathlon (10). The Athletics Congress (US), and the International Amateur Athletics Congress determine the sporting rules. Games are limited to amateurs; professional athletes cannot participate or they are banned.

Track and Field

Do black athletes donate to charity?

Yes they do like Michael Jordan & the Bobcats donate to NC schools. The NJ Nets donate to poor children on Christmas

Track and Field
Mile Run

What is the average time it takes to run a mile?

Well if you run often and really have a passion for running. And you are in the track team and you are going to compete most times for males are going to be 5.35-6.10 and for females it will be 5.50-6.50. By the way this will have to be high school. So if you are going to compete good luck.

Track and Field

What is the principle for laying synthetic tracks for different events like athletics long jump and high jump?


You could very well have one contained area to run every running and field event in track and field but than it would take a considerable amount of time and organization to host every event in such a limited compartment. Having separate (devoted) areas for only a small number of events relinquishes the main track for only the track events and it's participants to compete in.

Other added benefits could include compartmental wear and tear to a specific areas, much more warm-up and preliminary time and trials to suit the participants, additional lanes on a track can bolster competitiveness as well.

Math and Arithmetic
Track and Field
Track Events

How many miles is 12 laps?

In countries where Imperial measures prevail some athletics tracks are 440 yards (i.e. 1/4 mile) for one lap. So 12 laps would be, um... 3 miles?

Track and Field

What is a hurdle thither?

A hurdle is a structure made of wood used for fence panelling or it could also be an old medieval sledge. A thither is a word meaning 'there' in old English language.

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Mile Run

If you walked 0.4 miles around the track how many miles is that?

.4 Miles

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What physical benefits can be gained from track?

Increased lung capacity and endurance (stamina), plus a good dose of diligence are just a few of the benefits associated with 'track', AKA 'track and field'.

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What are the track and field skills?

Well I'm glad you asked, working on form agility reaction strength and of course speed endurance. It all applies to football. Front and backside mechanics are key elements in form to help with explosiveness.

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What struck track and field official Jason Pomel in the head during competition?

A Javelin.
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Olympic History

What is the average time to finish a half marathon?

  • Obviously depends upon your fitness and, in particular, your endurance.To use myself as an example, over a 21.7km course my average pace will be almost identical (maybe 1/10th of a km per hour off) to my 5km run pace.Generally speaking, you have to be a fairly stong runner to make it in under 1hr 30 min, very stong to make it in under 1hr 20min.For most people with decent running ability a sub 2 hour time should be achievable, however if not used to the endurance aspect it should be noted that many people 'hit the wall' at around the 1/2 to 2/3rd mark (primarily due to going out too hard at the start & trying to keep pace with the lead pack) Running a 1/2 marathon for an avg man in the 30-34 brackets,,,,1:35:00-1:40:00 thats with training. Hill works is what you want when getting faster.

To improve upon the above answer:

  • It would be suicide to attempt to race a half marathon at the same pace one would race a 5K. If the original poster actually does this, he is merely running all races at a comfortable pace...not actually racing.
  • Typically, 5K pace would be 30-40 seconds faster a mile than half marathon pace. In other words, if you can run a 5K in 21 minutes (about a 6:45 pace), your half marathon pace would be about 7:15.
  • "Hill work is what you want" to get faster may or may not be true. For any runner, more MILES equals faster times. It's that simple. Once you have a consistent base of miles, adding speedwork (not hills) is your best bet. Hills definitely can make you stronger, but head to the track first.
Track and Field
Mile Run

How many times around a track is 1000 meters?

2 and 1/2 laps on a standard 400m track

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What does 300 meters look like on a 400 meter track?

3 sides of the track

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What is distance start line to first hurdle in mens 110 high hurdles?


College Football
Track and Field

What division is Oakland university in?

oakland University has not been too far in, they have barley made it this year of 2010. Most people say otherwise to try and get you to watch the game but nothing it true there dont fall for that

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World record 5k?

12:37.35 by Kenenisa Bekele

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What is the measurement of a relay baton?

A regulation relay baton must be between 28-30 centimeters in length and 12-13 centimeters around. The batons are made of wood and metal with a weight no less than 50 grams.

Track and Field
Cross Country Racing

How many miles is a 7k race?

It is 4.35 miles.


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