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In my opinion, it is not if you are running anything more than a 55m dash. Since there are so many turns, you most likely won't get as good times as on a 400m track.

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Q: Why are running tracks 400 meters?
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How many lane in 400 meters running tracks?

Usually there is up to 8 lanes

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I'm sure somewhere in the world there is a man running 400 meters at this very moment

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Most tracks are 400 meters around. Some racks in the US are one Quarter mile (1320 feet / 440 yards) That is 402.34 meters. Some tracks are odd distances due to local circumstances. How do you know? Most tracks are marked for standard international running distances=400 meters. Look at lane 1 at the common finish line--that would be the thickest white line usually at the end of a straightaway. It might have black squares on the lane lines. If there is more than one line in lane 1 (corresponding to staggered start lines moving equidistant from each other as you get further from the inside of the circle), then it is not 400 meters. A single line that is the origin of one or multiple sets of staggered start lines, and it probably is 400 meters.