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In lane one it is the finish line on a 400m track.
Using a 1.25m lane width, the difference is 54.97mHandy calculator...http://www.csgnetwork.com/disttracklanecalc.html
400 meters. The track is designed so that no mater what lane you are in, the distance is equal as long as lane 6 starts ahead of 5-1. There are starting markers on the track that will say 400m, 200m, ect. and that is how you know where to start. The starting points are scattered because of the potion of your lane, if you are in lane 1, you will be starting in the back. If you are in lane 8, you will be in front. The only time you are not staggered is if you are on a straight path such as a 100m or 50m.
Stay at least 15 inches from the rail all the way around a 400 meter track and you will cover a quarter mile (440 yards) each lap. So you can run 4 laps in lane one and cover a mile, as long as you are on the outer part of the lane.
all the lanes on a 400m track are 400m. that's y no one starts at the same place because it's made so that everyone runs the same distance
Basically, the 400 meter dash is one race around the track. Everyone is assigned a lane at the starting line, and after the pistol goes off, they must stay in their lane and run all the way around the track approximetely once.
From the staggered start, it is 400 meters around. The stagger is calculated by subtracting the extra distance one goes around a wider diameter. For each lane it is double the lane width (which in the Olympics is 1.22m) times pi. for each additional lane.
It would be the same because they line you up further ahead the more outside you get in the starting line to make up for the difference.
100 meters. The entire track is 400 meters around.
Due to the curved/circular path of the track, the diameter is longer with each lane that moves outwards. Runners start at intervals for the 400 meter dash so that all runners end up running 400 meters in the end and not more or less.
You do switch lanes in the 400 meter dash. At my school at the 50 meter mark is when you start to move into lane one and two and by the 100 meter mark you really should be in the lane one or you will be running longer.