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# How far is 300 meters around a track?

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The International Association of Athletics Federations set the standard track length at 400 meters, so an individual who travels 300 meters around a track travels three-quarters of the track. The only track and field event that is 300 meters long is the 300-meter hurdles. A person who runs 300 meters runs a distance of approximately 984 feet.

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Because few races are 300 meters long, there are some who use the 300-meter mark on a track as a marker to help them keep pace. For example, a person running a 400-meter dash understands that at the 300-meter mark, they only have 100 meters left, so they accelerate into the final phase of the race.

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A standard running track should measure 400 meters around from start to finish, according to the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The straight path must measure 84.39 meters and the semicircle curved path 115.611 meters. In addition, the track must contain eight lanes, each with a width of 1.22 meters.

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The average distance of a high school running track is about 400 meters, which is 31 feet, or 9 meters short of 1 mile when walked around four times. The older imperial track style is 440 yards per lap, 2 meters longer than the metric track. It takes four laps of this track to complete 1 mile.

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One meter is equal to 1.0936 yards, so in order to convert 300 meters into yards, simply multiply by 1.0936 to get 328.084 yards. Because the metric system is based on a 10 multiplier system, it is easy to use this simple conversion to calculate other metric lengths in terms of yards. For instance, 328.084 yards is equal to 3,000 decimeters, 30,000 centimeters and 0.3 kilometers.