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# How long is a 4k run?

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A 4k run is 4 kilometers long. Four kilometers is the equivalent of 4,000 meters and is approximately 2.49 miles in the U.S. measuring system.

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A 4k run is not a common length for competitive running; the 5k and 10k are more common. One mile is 1.61 kilometers, so 1 kilometer is about 0.62 mile. One kilometer is also 1,000 meters. In the Olympics, there is not a 4,000-meter run.

The men's world record for the 3,000-meter or 3k run is seven minutes and 20.67 seconds, while the record for the 5,000-meter or 5k run is 12 minutes and 37.35 seconds.

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A 2-kilometer, or 2K, run is the equivalent of approximately 1.24 miles. Put another way, it is 1 mile and slightly over 427 yards. A 2-kilometer run is a good running distance with which to start for beginners who are not ready to tackle the demands of a 5-kilometer run.

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The average 5k run time depends on the level of experience of the runner. If someone just starting out runs a 12-minute mile, he will complete the race, which is roughly 3.1 miles, in about 37 minutes. If a more experienced runner runs a 9-minute mile, he will finish the race in about 28 minutes.

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A 1k run is approximately .62 miles, so it is not quite a full mile. A one kilometer run is roughly two-thirds of a mile, or six and a half city blocks. By contrast, a marathon which is typically just over 26 miles, would be around 42 kilometers.