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  Sprint (race) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ability to "run a good bend" is key at this distance, as a well conditioned runner will be able to run 200 metres in an average speed higher than his 100 m speed.
This informal distance can be used to work on a 100 m runner's stamina, or a 200 m runner's speed, and has been used as an exhibition distance.
Another informal distance, which could be used to aid a 200 m runner's stamina, or a 400 m runner's speed.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sprinting   (970 words)

  
 athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Athletics was the original sport at the first Olympics back in 776 BC where the only event held was the stadium-length foot race or "stade".
Athletics was included in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and has been part of the program ever since, providing the backbone of the Olympics.
Note : Two record distances are given for the men's javelin event ; this is because in the 1980s, the men's event was throwing at distances which caused many "flat landings" and judges at the event were having trouble discerning the exact point at which the javelin had landed and whether the throw was legal.
33beat.com /athletics.html   (973 words)

  
 MIDDLE DISTANCE TRACK EVENT FACTS AND INFORMATION
Biological factors that go primarily into a middle distance racer are developed fast and type 1 slow twitch muscles, adrenaline (usually for the final kick), anaerobic respiration (bringing it in after the final kick), racing tactics, and aerobic conditioning.
The distance is often witness to some of the more tactical, more physical races in the sport, as many championship races are won in the final few meters.
Truly on the borderline between middle and longer distances, the 3000 m are a standard race.
www.dontpayyourtaxes.com /Middle_distance_track_event   (782 words)

  
 Sprints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It's an interesting measure of athetlic ability, as this is roughly the distance required for a human to reach maximum speed and can effectively be run without breathing.
Often races between top 100 m and 200 m runners are staged on this distance.
The most common distance for rowing races (2 km) are also called sprints.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/s/sp/sprints.html   (388 words)

  
 Middle distance track event - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters.
When the International Amateur Athletic Federation decided in 1976 to recognise only world records for metric distances, it made an exception for the mile and records are kept to this day.
Truly on the borderline between middle and longer distances, the 3000 m are a standard race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_distance_track_event   (864 words)

  
 Athletics_sprints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is the best-known sprint distance, and alongside the marathon it is arguably athletics' most prestigious event.
The ability to "run a good bend" is key at this distance, as a well conditioned runner will be able to run 200 m in an average speed lower than his 100 m speed.
Sometimes 100 m and 400 m runners will have competed in their hurdles events at the same distance, and there is an amount of interchangeability about the flat and hurdle events, although it is difficult to be a world class performer in both events.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Athletics_sprints   (695 words)

  
 ESAA: Athletics in Key Stage 2
A young child's first experience of athletics should be an integrated play element incorporating the basic material of athletics and the action possibilities of the child within a wider movement experience.
When considering athletic performances or athletic meetings for children in this age range, it is much more desirable to foster general interest and enjoyment of all, rather than a specialised effort by a selected few.
With the continuing popularity of Fun Runs over long distances, especially when coupled with fund raising, the attention of all teachers is drawn to the fact that the E.S.A.A. does not approve of, nor legislate for these events.
www.esaa.net /handbook/keystage2.html   (1656 words)

  
 Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Athletics, also known as track and field, involves more competitors than any other sport for athletes with disabilities.
For blind and visually impaired long jumpers, the standard 20 cm wide board is changed to a take-off board that is extended 1meter into the sand.
In the long jump, the competitor must be able to jump at least one meter from the board to the sand pit to compete.
www.abilityonline.net /sport_athletics.htm   (1205 words)

  
 Knowledge King - Middle distance track event   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The middle distances are races where the runner tries to go as fast as his training has let him.
Sheer determination on the short scale might let you win one middle distance race, but you will probably not be able to run any more for days.
The standard middle distances are the 800, 1500, mile, and the 3000.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/m/mi/middle_distance_track_event.html   (648 words)

  
 Long-distance track event - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A person may be considered to be minimally trained if one has trained consistently for over 10 weeks prior to running the race.
The 3,000 meter Steeplechase is a distance event requiring greater strength, stamina and agility than the flat 3,000 meter middle distance event.
Longer races are rarely contested on the track, although records do exist for distances up to 1600 kilometers (see marathons and ultramarathons).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Long-distance_track_event   (198 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Athletics-middle-distances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Biological factors that go primarily into a middle distance racer are; developed fast and type1 slow twitch muscles, adrenaline (usually for the final kick), anaerobic respiration (bringing it in after the final kick), racing tactics, and aerobic conditioning.
Notice: in the context of these articles, a minimally trained runner can loosely be termed as a person that has trained consistently for over 10 weeks, and is running the race while in condition from this training.
The standard middle distances are the 800, 1500, mile (in the US), and the 3000.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Athletics_middle_distances   (687 words)

  
 Athletics Performance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Athletics world records can be used to compare athletic performances, at all levels.
Figure 4 shows the performance curve for the world 8th best times, which is smoother than that for the world records - we use these and other quantiles from the best times to estimate a smooth curve at world-record level.
This gives us a distance-independent measure of performance (see the tables of equivalent times for men and women as constant %ages of WR speed, and the race performance calculator).
www.howardgrubb.co.uk /athletics/home.html   (635 words)

  
 Long-distance track event
A person may be considered to be minimally trained if one has trained conistently for over 10 weeks prior to running the race.
Most of those running such races also run road and cross country running.
Longer races are rarely contested on the track, although records do exist for distances up to 1600 km (see marathonss and ultramarathons).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/long_distance_track_event   (212 words)

  
 Long-distance track event : Athletics long distances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The long distances are races where the runner has to balance her energy according to experience, and knowledge of her body's performance.
Tactics, mental determination, and aerobic condition are all that is necessary, a bare minum of speed is necessary, but it can help to win races (not necessarily set records).
These are rarely contested on the track, although records do exist for distances up to 1000 miles (marathons and ultramarathons[?]).
www.termsdefined.net /at/athletics-long-distances.html   (400 words)

  
 column
An event composed of five individual contests, which included the discus, javelin, long jump, wrestling, and a foot race, was called the pentathlon.
The man with the long stick is either a judge or trainer.
Long jumpers used the weights to increase their competition distances by vigorously swinging them forward at the moment of takeoff.
www.museum.upenn.edu /Greek_World/athletics.html   (294 words)

  
 Introduction to Station 9 - a Space Opera LARP
Athletic characters can travel more quickly over long distances.
Athletics may also be used in many challenges related to climbing, running, etc.
It can be used to convince people of something, as long as it doesn’t violate their road.
techhouse.brown.edu /~dj/abilities.html   (648 words)

  
 Athletics Histories
Chi-Chi Nwanoku, the daughter of a Nigerian father and an Irish mother, was a high standard sprinter, expected to make the Nigerian team for the 1976 Olympics until an injury incurred in a game of football wrecked her athletics career.
Athletics in former days was not confined to Western Europe.
Instead of running a strategic, even pace over long distances, Deerfoot raced the field, alternating fast surges from behind with slower jogs at the front (a predecessor of many modern Kenyans?).
www.johndeaton.freeserve.co.uk /Ram/ram073.html   (1192 words)

  
 Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At Madrid, on 9 February, she won the 60m in 6.92sec, equalling her own world record, and then on 19 February, at Lievin, she set the season's fastest time of 22.10sec in the 200m, setting a new European indoor record.
Despite this success in the 400m in the World Indoors, and her win at the same distance in the World Cup the previous season, Privalova did not compete in the 400m outdoors during 1995, preferring to concentrate on the 100m and 200m.
At the end of a long season, Privalova competed in an international meet at Johannesburg on 23-24 September, where she won the 100m in 11.01sec on the opening day, and was victorious in the 200m the day after.
www.sporting-heroes.net /athletics-heroes/printableversion.asp?HeroID=498   (359 words)

  
 Latest News - Republic of Botswana
Although he is not a member of the Botswana Amateur Athletics Association (BAAA) Jalopi Kabainaya is ready to represent Botswana in the 2000 Comrades Marathon set for June 16 in Durban, South Africa.
Born in Mmadinare Village in 1971 where he did his primary education, Kabainaya developed interest in long distance races when he was a young boy.
He believes that athletics as an individual's sport gives one ample time to prove himself/herself what he/she can achieve unlike in other codes where teams are blamed on poor results.
www.gov.bw /cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20000517&i=Jalopi_Kabainaya_ready_to_represent_Botswana_in_Comrades_Marathon   (537 words)

  
 Athletics Performance Calculator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Calculation is based upon a smooth model fitted to WR speeds (see Figure 3 and plots on main page) recently updated to include the top 200 performances for each distance (100% corresponds to the "average" world record, relative to the others, values higher than this are better than we expect).
The age-graded performance is calculated from age-group WRs, using a simple model to provide a smooth summary of these.
Again it is expressed as %AGE-group WR (speed), so that 100% is (approximately) the current age-group WR, and lower numbers are slower.
www.howardgrubb.co.uk /athletics/runcalc.html   (475 words)

  
 Middle distance track event : Athletics middle distances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Biological factors that go primarily into a middle distance racer are; developed fast and type1 slow twitch muscles, adrenaline (usually for the final kick), anaerobic respiration (bringing it in after the final kick), athletics_running_tactics[?] racing tactics, and aerobic conditioning.
It's long enough to start losing attention on, yet it's so demanding that it's hard to lose attention.
Requires decent 800m ability, but can be made up with superior aerobic conditioning and race tactics to support that.
www.explainthis.info /at/athletics-middle-distances.html   (572 words)

  
 Track & Field News of Friday, 8 August 2003
The long delay in getting the competition organised coupled with the fact that most of the big names who bring the excitement to the fans would all be missing as most of the them would not be part of this weekend's competition.
Indeed, most of these athletes are now foreign-based and they are not part of the two-day national event while the few good ones around are quite disillusioned and are not so keen in taking part in the competition.
One hundred and fifty (150) athletes drawn from the regions, the Security Services and the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) will be competing in the sprints events, the middle and long distances, the relays as well as the various field events.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/athletics/artikel.php?ID=40773   (333 words)

  
 CoolRunning Messageboards: Soreness during (and after) long distances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although I find I recover quickly after a 'long' run (12-24 hours to feel no joint or muscle discomfort), the pain I feel in my hips and knees (mainly knees) is well....a pain.
I really want to start increasing the distance of my 'long' runs (by about 10% on each increase), but have found that with the pain I am experiencing at 22km, I might not have the will power to continue past this milestone.
Just run that distance that you can do comfortably for a few weeks until the body adapts, and then start stepping it up a bit at a time.
www.coolrunning.com.au /cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000298   (998 words)

  
 800m   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Sheerdetermination on the short scale might let you win one middle distance race, but you will probably not be able to run any morefor days.
Biological factors that go primarily into a middle distance racer are; developed fast and type1 slow twitch muscles,adrenaline (usually for the final kick), anaerobic respiration (bringing it in after the final kick), racing tactics,and aerobic conditioning.
When the International Amateur Athletic Federation decided in 1976 to recognise only worldrecords for metric distances, it made an exception for the mile and records are kept to this day.
www.therfcc.org /800m-73029.html   (628 words)

  
 Long Beach State Athletics
LONG BEACH, CA-- This weekend the Track and Field team is headed in two different directions.
Distance runners are traveling to Seattle, WA for The Husky Classic, while the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers make their way to Flagstaff, AZ for the Northern Arizona Invitational.
The 7,000 feet altitude in Arizona is beneficial for the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers, while the lower altitudes in the Pacific Northwest are better for the distances.
www.longbeachstate.com /trk/trk/REL05/wreltrk020805.html   (336 words)

  
 2004 Events Diary
Athletics is an incredible sport with a massive range of disciplines.
From the explosive sprinting and the endurance-testing long distances in the running.
There are 12 individual and 4 team sports including 24 disciplines being held during the 12 days of the event, with the Athletics events being held from 19
www.sportshospitality.com /athletics.asp   (169 words)

  
 MTU Athletics
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference hammer throw champion for the second straight year, Blake set the school record in the event with a toss of 185' 6 3/4'' earlier this season.
Kramer turned in a solid day in two long distance races, as he finished seventh in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.64 and also ran a time of 4:06.87 in the 1,500 meters to gain 16th place in that event.
She took the long jump with a leap of 17 feet and came out on top in the triple jump at 35' 1''.
www.athletics.mtu.edu /MTR/mtr.html   (2906 words)

  
 Barcelona Marathon 2002 | XXV Barcelona Marathon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The plan has been designed for athletes with a certain commitment to running and a reasonable amount of experience of long distances.
The long sessions should be done on irregular terrain, and each series should be preceded by 20 or 30 minutes warm-up, with 10 or 20 minutes cool-down at the end.
In calculating the rhythm for the series, you should take as a base the average rhythm of the last 10-kilometre race you ran (or do a test run over this distance, if you do not have a reliable time) and add or subtract the number of seconds indicated below.
www.bcn.es /marato2002/eng/mPreparacio_hab.htm   (314 words)

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