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Definition of the noun 400 metres

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noun

  1. [athletics] A sprint race over 400 metres.

Explanation

  1. The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a common sprinting event in track and field competitions. It has been featured in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympics since 1896. On a standard outdoor running track, it is exactly one lap around the track. Runners start in staggered positions and race in separate lanes for the entire course. In many countries, athletes previously competed in the 440 yard dash —which is the length of a quarter of a mile and was referred to as the 'quarter-mile'—instead of the 400 m, though this distance is now obsolete. An athlete who competes in the 400 m may still be referred to as 'quarter-miler'; the distance or event might still be called the "quarter.
    • also known as 400米赛跑
  2. 400 metres a.k.a. 400m is a sport.
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Google previewOne Hundred Lengths of the Pool (2013)

by Julia Roberts

The first 400 metres is a warm-up, gradually picking up the pace, and then ...

Google previewWalking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (2012)

by Ronald Turnbull

After 400 metres is a slight descent to cross a stream (ignore the hill route to Stuc Odhar turning up right here). The path then descends slightly, and passes between two tall gateposts to join a wide, smooth bike track. Alternative For a shorter ...

Google previewCrossrail Bill (2007)

First Special Report, Session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral Evidence, 17 January to 23 March 2006 by Great Britain: Parliament: Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill

The 400 metres is an area with which we can speak a lot more certainty. There is a lot more measurement...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

Whales regularly dive to 400 metres and have been known to become entangled with submarine telegraph cables at a depth of 1000 metres. The marine environment can be divided into various zones on the basis of depth. These zones are ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

—Track and field athletics—400 metres—4th in heat of round one—Stanozolol. Oyunbileg Puervbaatar (MGL)—Wrestling—58 kg freestyle—5th—Furosemide (Lasix) (diuretic, masking agent). Andreea Raducan ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Geography (2003)

The Environment and Humankind by Prof Ian Douglas, Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson

The rate at which plants were able to migrate in response to Holocene warming in the eastern part of North America ranges from 100 metres per year for Chestnut to 400 metres per year for Jack and Red Pines (Gates 1993). Some portions of ...

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