# How far apart should hurdles be?

## How far apart should hurdles be?

In sprint hurdle races for women, the first hurdle is 13 m (42 ft 8 in) from the starting line and the distance between hurdles is 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in). In long hurdle events, whether for men or women, the first hurdle is 45 m (147 ft 8 in) from the starting line and the distance between hurdles is 35 m (114 ft 10 in).

## What are the hurdle distances?

Under rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track-and-field athletics, the standard hurdling distances for men are 110, 200, and 400 metres (120, 220, and 440 yards, respectively).

How far away from the hurdle should you take off?

Takeoff Location. The takeoff foot should contact the surface approximately 1.80 to 2.00 meters away from the hurdle for women. The takeoff foot should contact the surface approximately 2.10 to 2.20 meters away from the hurdle for men.

How many laps are in a 10km long distance race?

25 laps
The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less commonly held at track and field meetings, due to its duration. The 10,000-metre track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.

### Where do hurdles go on a track?

100-meter (women) / 110-meter (men) high hurdles Each race is run in lanes along the homestretch of the track. The women’s hurdles are 33 inches high, the men’s 42 inches high. There’s no penalty for clipping or even knocking over a hurdle, although doing so doesn’t help get to the finish line faster.

### How far apart are junior high hurdles?

Boys 110m High Hurdles: Hurdle Height: 39 inches # of total hurdles: 10 Start line: 10 meters back from 100m start Finish line: Same as 100m Start to hurdle 1: 13.72m Distance between hurdles 1-10: 9.14m Distance from hurdle 10 to finish: 14.01m Competition Level: Varsity & JV measurements.