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# How may laps around a gym equals a mile?

Updated: 9/28/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

i am saying about 18 laps well that's what my coach said.

Wiki User

12y ago

Anonymous

Lvl 1
3y ago
How fast does each lap have to be run around a basketball court to run a mile in 7.5 min

Wiki User

11y ago

It appears there is a different opinion on this subject. The answer you get all depends on who you ask. There are 1760 yards in a mile. In a 25 yard pool (one length), 50 yards (2 lengths) equals one lap. When you divide 1760 yards by 50 yards that equals 35.2 laps. Some like to round down and insist 35 laps = one mile, but there are others that like to round up and insist 36 laps = one mile. In a 500 yard swim race, a lap is equal to 25 yards. There are 20 laps in the race, or if a lap is considered to be 50 yards as shown above then there would be 10 laps in the race. 1760 yards in a mile divided by 500 yards = 3.52. If you take 3.52 and multiply it by 10 laps that also = 35.2. So, I guess if you want to go that extra lap you could do 36, or compromise and do 35 laps and then one 25 yard length. I would say that is a fair compromise to the question of 1 mile being equal to 35 or 36 laps. If however you are asking about a running track the answer is 4 laps for a standard 400m (440 yard) and 8 laps (220 yards) for a standard indoor track
It depends on the length of the lap.

Modern running laps are 400 meters, and in that case one mile is:

(1 mile) * (1609.344 meters / mile) / (400 meters / lap) = 4.02336 laps.

Wiki User

15y ago

On official size tracks, the answer is 4 laps make a mile when your jogging 4 laps make a mile

Wiki User

15y ago

Sorry, but this depends on how big the gym is, or the area minus the bathrooms and stuff.

Wiki User

13y ago

I would say about 19 or 20 laps.

Wiki User

14y ago

It depends on how big the gym is.

Wiki User

12y ago

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