Four hundred meters is the equivalent of about 1,312 feet. One meter equals approximately 3.28 feet, so multiplying 400 meters by 3.28 feet per meter gives the equivalent of feet. Since 5,280 feet equal 1 mile, 400 meters is only slightly less than 1/4 mile.
A 400-meter race is a common track and field event and is classified as a sprint. It is, however, a long sprint; at about 437.3 yards, it is the length of over four football fields from goal line to goal line. The Olympic Games feature not only 400-meter track and field events but also 400-meter swimming events.