OP think about circles. A bigger circle is longer (if you straighten it out) than a smaller circle.
So the closer you get to the inside circle of a round track the shorter the actual distance. It's a smaller circle (and less of a distance) the
closer you move in.
Instead of having everyone run in a straight line, the people running in the lanes are staggered so they have to run the same distance. Those on the
outside lanes get what looks like a head start, but only because they have to run a longer circle.
Not sure if I'm being trolled here, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
originally posted by: AlphaHawk
That's why elephants are bigger than the moon, isn't it?
And why the sun smells like lemons on Sundays and Thursdays.
science is saying moon weighs 81 tonnes, average elephant weight 3500-4000 tonnes,
so how elephant looks bigger than moon, and also
my another question is: how you smelled the sun which is 149,600,000 km far away from earth,
sorry! i clearly dont understand your reply....
edit on 12-9-2014 by Ujwaleshwar123456789 because: (no reason given)
Its merely to do with the shape of the track however I've often wondered if they were able to run 200m in a straight line that the times would be
quicker? Running on a bend puts additional stresses on the joints and body.
a reply to: Domo1
Good on you for explaining it in a calm, respectful way so that OP could get it! Hopefully, a mod will see your post and award you points for your
kindness and willingness to teach somebody something instead of insulting them
They would start straight across if they could run the whole race straight in a line, but since the track is an oval, the person in the outer lane
would run farther than 200m is he or she started in the same line with the person on the inside of the oval.
I ran track into college.
Whenever you could in a longer leg relay, you wanted to grab the lead so that your later legs could always run on the inside of the oval and force the
other runners to move to the outside to pass them. It meant those other runners had to run just a bit further to go around you.
Yep, that's 9 minutes and 30 seconds of strategy for a 200m race. There is more strategy to it than most people realize. There is a even a correct way
to place your starting blocks.
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