Why Do Athletes Run Anticlockwise?

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There are many theories as to why athletes run anticlockwise, but the closest explanation is to better facilitate a right hand runner. During the 1986 First Modern Olympic Games, the athletes complained of so much pain after running clockwise and it was due to this that IOC met in 1913 and set the current anticlockwise rule.
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athlete's run in anticlockwise direction - this is concerned with the position of our heart. heart being located at the left side it safe that we take the curves in anticlockwise
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You mean Counter -clockwise. There are many theories. We run counterclockwise because everything in nature tends towards counterclockwise motion" The list of natural phenominium
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All athletics track nowadays run with the athlete's left hand inside (ie anti-clockwise) Due to majority of people wanting dominant hand on outside. report this answer. Updated on
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OK David- Athletes do not always run counter-clockwise! No one knows for certain why they do run counter-clockwise. It probably started because of being right handed. Most track races
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