Sprint Events

The sprint events in track and field consist of races such as the 55m, 60m, 70m 100m, 200m, and 400m with the exception of some track meets hosting the 500m in their meet as a way to make their track meet unique.  This race also follows a three command start and allows for starting blocks to be used for this race.  So technically, the races range from 55m-500m.

All of the sprint races are very similar when you analyze how you prepare for them and how you race them.  In every sprint event, there is a block start, acceleration to maximum velocity, maintenance of maximum to near maximum velocity, gradual deceleration from sprint mechanic erosion and fatigue, and a lean at the finish line.

To learn more, view the links in the “Sprint Events” drop down menu tab.