On a Track, How Far is 200 Metres?

On a typical track, 200 metres corresponds to around half of a whole lap. All levels of competition use the 200-meter race as a standard track event because the majority of organisations use metric measurements.

Since a 200-meter sprint is very brief and there is no need for competitors to pace themselves, runners should put out an all-out effort for the duration of the race. The runner should start concentrating on thrusting his arms down and back and pushing hard off the ground around halfway through the race before racing past the finish line at the end of the race.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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