How Many Laps Are in a Mile?


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One mile is roughly 4 laps on the innermost lane of a standard track. 1,500 meters is the international racing distance closest to the imperial mile. The race is exactly 3.75 laps and is referred to as the Metric Mile.

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According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, as of 2014, Hicham El Guerrouj from Morroco and Qu Yunxia from China hold the men's and women's 1,500-meter world records respectively. Runners World recommends track running to newbie runners and fitness enthusiasts since it is flat, traffic-free and the distance is definite and exactly measured. Standard tracks are found at most schools in the United States.

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