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How long is a 1k run?

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A 1k run is equal to 1,000 meters. Many track and field athletes consider this to be a short course in comparison to other competitions such as 5k and 10k races.

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How long is a 1k run?
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According to some track and field athletes, a 1k race is generally considered a family sporting event. Runners of higher skill levels often prefer to take part in longer distance events. Types of gear that may come in handy during a 1k race include water and liquids, comfortable and durable running shoes and also a watch to maintain your pace. A 1k race is considered ideal for beginners seeking to increase their skill level in the sport.


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