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# Why are there 9 lanes on an Olympic Track?

Updated: 12/1/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

Final of any Olympic Race (excluding anything above 800m races) has 8 competitors in the final because just being it is so short that if you you do not lead or co-leader the race, then you will lose. Have more runners in a short even is toxic because they no one can use there kicks if they are blocked.

In distance event, it is acceptable not to lead in the beginning because you have different times when you want to be in control. Most professional have different types of kicks that start at different times in a long race.

Kick- usuallly a burst in speed for a rcer. Just enough energy to make him/her go faster as they reach the finish line.

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14y ago

Wiki User

11y ago

The inside lane is of a slightly softer composition, which is better suited to longer track events where athletes tend to utilise the inside lane for the majority of the race distance.

Lanes 2-9 are of a harder composition which is better suited to sprinting.

Heyndrick Pieter

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Anonymous

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becouse it is international

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