What Is Short-Distance Running?

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What Is Short-Distance Running?

Different people at different times have had various definitions of short-distance running. In track circles, short distances are often defined as those under 400 meters. Out on the roads, some marathoners think of anything less than 15K (9.3 miles) as being “short.” As the popularity of longer races – including ultra-marathons and trail marathons - has grown, what is considered “short” has gotten longer.



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