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# How far is 300 meters around a track?

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The International Association of Athletics Federations set the standard track length at 400 meters, so an individual who travels 300 meters around a track travels three-quarters of the track. The only track and field event that is 300 meters long is the 300-meter hurdles. A person who runs 300 meters runs a distance of approximately 984 feet.

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Because few races are 300 meters long, there are some who use the 300-meter mark on a track as a marker to help them keep pace. For example, a person running a 400-meter dash understands that at the 300-meter mark, they only have 100 meters left, so they accelerate into the final phase of the race.

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A high school field track that meets the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federation, abbreviated as IAAF, has an inside perimeter of 400 meters. The straight lengths of the track are 84.39 meters long, while the curved ends are 115.61 meters. Each lane is 1.22 meters wide.

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The average distance of a high school running track is about 400 meters, which is 31 feet, or 9 meters short of 1 mile when walked around four times. The older imperial track style is 440 yards per lap, 2 meters longer than the metric track. It takes four laps of this track to complete 1 mile.

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Since most track fields have multiple lanes so that multiple runners can compete simultaneously in a race, each lane is of a different distance with the shortest being the inside lane that measures around 400 meters. The distance of each lane increases as a runner moves to a more outer lane.