# Why do athletes run around the track counter-clockwise?

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As the heart is on the left side, for humans and animals, running anticlockwise makes the centrifugal force in the body to act from left to right. Whereas it is from right to left for clockwise running.

Superior venecava takes blood to the heart aided by heart suction. This vein carries blood from left to right. Centrifugal force due to anticlockwise running helps this suction.

If we run clockwise, the centrifugal force impedes suction. That is why, in olden days, health officers ensured that all carnival merri-go-rounds were run only in the anti-clockwise direction.

Racing tracks, animal shows in circuses, bullock-drawn pelt on wheels, all mostly have only left turns. Stairways in temple towers have only left turns for going up.
Clockwise running tires people, especially children, easily.

As we know that if we breathe from left nose hole, cool air will go inside and if we breathe from right nose hole, warm air will go inside. When we run on a circular track anticlockwise, we will breathe from right nose hole .Which will warm up our body and we can run more fast as when we start race, we first warm up our body and then start running.
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# What is the distance around an official Olympics running track?

\n. \nThe Olympics uses a track of 400 meters in length, as measured in lane 1.

# How many laps around a running track equals one mile?

"4 laps around a regular track=1 mile" Since the standard for tracks built in the last 20+ years is 400M, then you must go 9.344 meters further than 4 laps. Over 90% of the outdoor tracks in existence are only 400M and will thus require the extra 9.344 meters to equal a true mile. This is why most track meets only run the 1500M or the 1600M and not the mile. Unfortunately, most people erroneously assume that 4 laps equal a mile, due to older tracks being built to a non-metric standard of 440 yards. If you want to finish on the common start/finish line and you'd like to run/walk a mile, then you should start at the beginning of the 4x400M relay exchange zone, which is 10 meters before the finish line. By doing that you will run/walk about 1 meter more than 1 mile, but you won't be short of a mile, as you would be if you only do 4 laps.

# How many laps around a running track equals 10km?

An Olympic size track is 400 meters. That would mean there are 2.5 laps for 1 kilometer, and 25 laps around a 400 meter track would equal 10 kilometers.

# What is the fastest way to run a mile around a track?

I am a mile runner and i took 3rd at district . And my way to run is to fast jog and then. I suggest chase the person in front of you

# Why do athletes run 1500 meter races and not 1600 meters being that 1600 is closer to a mile and four full laps around a 400m track?

While 1600m is closer to a true mile, there is no specific reason why internationally the 1500m is ran instead of the 1600m. The 1500m race started in the late 1800s in Europe, most likely as a metric version of the 1 mile race the Americans were running during that time. Once the metric system became the widely accepted measurement standard throughout most of the world the 1500m was officially adopted by International competition. With a record book spanning over 100 years for the 1500m race, it is unlikely the 1600m will become an official International race. The 1600m however, is most commonly ran in Highschool track.

# How many times do you have to run around a quarter mile track to reach 400 yards?

Answer . As any quarter-miler will tell you, a little less than once.. (5280ft/mi)/(3ft/yd)=1760yd; (1760yd)/4=440yd= 1 quarter mile; 400yd

# How many laps do you have to run around an oval track to equal 10 kilometers?

Most oval tracks are approximately 400 meters. You would have to goaround the track 25 times in order for a 10 kilometer run.

# What is the best time that anyone has run around a track?

A track is 400 meters around. The current world record for the 400 meters is 43.18 by Michael Johnson of the USA on August 26, 1999

# How many laps around a track would a runner run for 1.5 miles?

Around a track that is 400m around to run 1.5 miles you would have to run 6 laps. 4 laps is one mile. Since 400 meters is a little over 8 feet short of a quarter mile, you would actually have to go about 50 feet past the 6 lap mark for a more precise mile and a half.

# Why do athletic runners nascar horseracing run counter clockwise?

NASCAR and all auto racing is done so that the driver is farther away from the wall.

# What do athletes run on?

Depends.. the professional athletes mainly run on specially designed synthetic tracks or sometimes on grass.. but ive also seen concrete, fake grass.....

# How many laps around a track would a runner run for 1.6 miles?

each lap is .25 miles, so 1.6 miles would be a little over between 6.25 and 6.50 laps.

# How many laps around a track would a runner run for a 5000 meter race?

The standard athletics track is 400m. So a 5000 meter race would be 12 and a half times around it.

# Who runs faster nfl players or track athletes?

Track. NFL players don't come close, and 95% of them could not handle a track workout.

# What are the measurements of an athletic track for track and field?

The track is exactly 400 meters long and is 1/4 of a mile You mean the distance around the track. Officially that should be 400 meters, though there are exceptions made at some tracks. A local school might build an odd distance track due to space limitations, or, particularly in the USA there are legacy imperial tracks that are 440 yards remaining. Since most meets are conducted in metric distances, in these situations you would see extra start or finish lines painted in lane one of the track to compensate. Technically, the outside edge of the white line around the inside edge of a track should be about 399.37 meters, or the outer edge of a raised curb around the track would be 399.06 meters. The measurement rules measure the distance 20 cm or 30 cm into the track, where the center of the runner might be if they were running the shortest possible (legal) course (not stepping on or inside the line, not stepping on the curb). The further you go away from the center of a circle, the greater the distance around the perimeter. Meaning when you move out from the line or the curb, possibly into other lanes, you are going further. Each lane thus has a staggered start line, so runners who stay in an outer lane are given a head start to compensate. All runners starting at the proper lines ultimately run the same distance. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_exact_measurement_of_track_and_field#ixzz25e0d8EuU

# How many time around a high school running track is a mile?

The highschool I went to the track was a quarter mile. So I would have to say 4 times around would make 1 mile. Also 22 laps around a regulation basketball court is also a mile. Have a good one,.

# Some of my teammates are fooling around and making us run tracks around the field. Can you please give me advice on how to stop them from playing aroundSOS?

Try to be the team leader.Tell them you dont like running tracks,i mean sure yeah it's excercise but it takes time away from your practice and we all know if you practice you'll be better.If that doesnt work, try talking ot your coach about it.

# What is it called when one runs one lap around the track during at track meet?

On an outdoor track it will be announced as the 400 meter dash. In practice we call them quarters because it is a quarter of a mile. If it is an indoor track it may be shorter, if so it is called the 200 meter dash. For outdoor tracks Laps Distance Name . 1/4 100 meters straight . 1/2 200 meters half-lap . 1 400 meters quarter . 2 800 meters half-mile . 4 1600 meters mile . 8 3200 meters two-mile . Indoor tracks are usually 200 meters, half as long, and athletes run different distances. If you divide the distances by 2 for an indoor track you will have the correct distances. Hopefully this answers your question!

# How many times around a running track is 1.5 miles?

Six times around would equal 1.5 miles. Because one time around equals a 1/4 mile. so 6 X 1/4 = 1.5

# How many times do you have to run around the track for 1.5 mile run?

A mile around a standard 400m track is 4 laps. So you need to run 6 laps around the track to cover 1.5 miles.

# What is running track about?

Running track is about you. Ive ran track for 5 years now. I have grown up learning that if your not doing it for yourself then your not going to enjoy it. There is also the physical asspect that helps you get in shape and stay in shape.

# How many laps around a running track equals a marathon?

Since 1921, the IAAF has stated that a marathon's distance is standardized at 42.195K or 26 miles and 385 yards. If you are using a standard 400M track, and running exclusively in lane 1, then you will need to complete 105.4875 laps in order to complete a marathon or essentially 105 and 1/2 laps. If you use an outer lane, then you will not need to run as many laps.

# How long does it take to run around a track field?

a really good high school time would be between 40 and no higher then 50. a older person would be around a 1 or 1:30 depending on age

# In track cycling do the riders cycle around the track in a clockwise or anti clockwise direction?

In a track cycling the riders cycle around the track in a anti clockwise direction Track cycling (on a velodrome or banked bicycle racing oval) is always counter-clockwise, turning left. This is the standard direction for racing throughout the world. -

# What is the distance of the athletic field and track. Is it a mile around once?

the distance around a track is 400 meters. which is 1/4 of a mile.. 4 laps around the track is 1600 meters which is very close to a mile. the mile is 1609.344 meters.

# How many calories are burned running 12 laps around a high school track?

The actual number of calories burned vary depending on the speed ofthe run and the weight of the runner. While the number of burnedcalories can vary, an average number of calories burned are 200.

# How many laps around a running track equals 3 miles?

\nA typical running track is 400 meters and 3 miles is 4828 m\n. \nSo that would make it 4800/200 = 12 laps

# Why are some athletics running tracks faster than others?

The main reasons an athletic track would be "faster" than others are the age of the court, quality of installation, and weather conditions. Altitude, surface used, age of surface, prevailing wind and weather conditions, and many other factors.

# How many time around the track do athletes run in the 5000 meters?

12.5 laps around a standard outdoor track is 5000 meters. One lap of a standard track is 400 meters.

# What is the distance around the out side of a high school running track?

An average track is 400m. With the outside lanes, and assuming it is 8 lanes, the extra distance would be 50m. Therefore being 450m long.

# How far around a running track in lane 2?

A little more than 400 meters. To be more precise, the line you run around in a track which has an inside lane of 400 metres, and lane width of 1.27 metres including one lane marking, is 407.980 metres.

# Who is the youngest age of someone to run around a 400 meter atletics track?

Any child can run around a track as long as they can run. There is no age requirement to be able to go around a track. Kids 1-2 years old may run if they wish.

# How many times would you have to run around a normal 400m track for a 5K?

12 laps around. 400m (4) x 3 miles= 12 laps! OR 12 1/2. 5000 meters = over 3.1 miles

# Julia ran a 6 kilometer race on a 400 meter track how many laps around the track did she have to run?

Dimensional Analysis, use it. 6 km * 1000 m/1 km * 1 lap/400 m = 15 laps.

# How many times do you run around the track for 400 meter run?

A 400 meter dash or 1/4 of a mile is once around a standard sized track.

# How man laps around a regulation running track is equal to 5 k?

If you are in lane 1, then you must run 12 1/2 laps to equal 5k. The explanation for this is that a normal running track is 400 meters, therefore 12 1/2 laps would equal 5000 meters; i.e. 5K meters.

# Run a 6 kilometer race on a 400 meter oval track how many times around the track?

6 kilometers is 6000 meters. On a 400 meter track, that would be 15 laps.

# How many laps around a running track equals 4 km?

1 Lap is 400 meters. 4km is equal to 4000m. 4000ÃƒÂ·400=10 so 10 laps would equal 4 Km.

# If you run around each lane of a standard 8 lane track how far have you run?

Begin in lane one, then lane 2, 3, etc. through lane 8, for aconvenient way to keep track of how many laps you've run. If the width of the lanes is 1.27 m (50 inches), and you run aroundthe track once in each lane you will have run 400 + 408.99 + 415.959 + 423.939 + 431.918 + 439.898 + 447.878 +455.857 = 3424.4 metres. Each lane is about 8 m longer than theprevious one. Suggestion: switch lanes at a consistant position on a straightsection of track. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_is_it_if_you_do_lane_1_through_8_on_a_track#ixzz1RkQgd8tw .

# How many times do you run around the track to equal 500 yards?

Assuming that you are talking about an Outdoor Track, one lap is 400m. So since 500 YARDS ~ 457.2m means that 457.2/400 = 1.143 laps (If you meant 500m it would be 1.25 laps)

# How many kms equals 30 times around a running track?

A standard track is 400m 25 laps is 10,000m=6.2mi 4 laps is approximately 1 mile. 30 laps is about 7.5 miles

# 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.

# How many times do you have to run around a track that is 1 fourth of a mile to reach a mile?

4 To reach the total distance of one mile, you would have to run around a 1/4 mile track 4 times.

# Why horses run counter-clock direction on the race track?

You are referring, I assume, to U.S. racing, as Europeans race clockwise (as do the Aussies I believe). I think the tradition began simply as a way of the early colonists thumbing their noses at the King, wanting to do things on the new continent differently than in England (similar to driving on the left in the USA). This is what I've read--let me know if you find a better answer! --Jeff

# How many laps around a running track equals a half marathon?

Depends on the length of the track. A half marathon is 13 miles. It it's a quarter mile track, that's 52 times around...

# How many times do you have to run around a track to run a km?

Seems to me like that would depend on the distance around the track. They're not all the same, you know. If it's an American high school 1 / 4 -mile track, like around the football field, then that's 2.485 times around it plus another 19.5 centimeters farther. (rounded)

# Why do race tracks run counter-clockwise and would a racing vehicle fly off the track if sped clockwise?

not all race tracks run counter-clockwise , Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, and I think Donington Park are examples that run clockwise . No they can be set up to run either way .

# How spike shoe help athletes to run faster on tracks?

Spiked shoes help keep your feet planted in one spot making it soless energy is wasted when running.

# When you run around a track at 5 km h your velocity is constant?

When you run around a track at 5 km/h your velocity is actually constant, if you keep the speed constant.