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# Are the lanes in an outdoor oval track the same distance around?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

No, the inside lane is shorter, the farther you go out, the longer the lanes become.

Standard track lanes are 1.22m wide; therefore the following lengths apply for one lap of each lane:

1 400m (inside)

2 407.67m

3 415.33m

4 423m

5 430.66m

6 433.38m

7 446m

8 453.66m (outside)

Wiki User

11y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

No, that's why races run in lanes around bends are staggered.

Wiki User

15y ago

No, the inside lane is 400 meters, whereas the outside lane is 446.2 meters, lane 8 standard outdoor track.

Wiki User

13y ago

Of course it is, then people in that lane will have a disadvantage.

Wiki User

12y ago

yes, usually 400 meters

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