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It is all due to the corners(all lanes are used in straight sprint i.e under 100m). The corners on the track are much more narrow as you get closer to the middle. It has been determined that your time is effected(slower) on the inside lane than any other lane. The angles of the corners in lane 2-8 have not shown a drop in time and are therefore able to be used fairly.

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How far is it from lane one to lane eight on a running track?

approximetly 32 ft.

If one lap around a running track is equivalent to a quarter mile then what is the distance in miles of one lap around the track in lane 7?

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In track and field what is the inside lane of the track called?

The inside lane is called lane one.

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It depends on many things, from track size to difference in starting lane and the event. for example in the 800m run the racers can break to lane one after either 100m or after 300m. usually the 100m lead differential between say lane 3 to lane 4 is about 4 meters, lane 5 would be 8, 6 would be 12...etc.

What track lane to use when running a mile?

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What is the distance around a high school running track if you walk all eight lanes?

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A running track has parallel sides and semicircular ends Each lane is 1 meter wide How much of a head start should the runner in the outside lane receive over the one in the second lane from outside?

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What is a sentence using the word track?

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