Hurdles races are frequently included in combined events competitions such as the decathlon and heptathlon. In track races, hurdles are typically 68–107 cm (or 27–42 inches) in height, depending on the hurdler's age and gender. Older men tend to be able to jump higher than women or younger athletes. In field events, the height of the hurdle can vary significantly between events. For example, in the high jump, which is used to determine the best male athlete, the bar is usually set at 137 cm (54 inches). In contrast, the length of the lance used by male equestrians is determined by weight limit rather than height, so the hurdles used in that event are only 60 cm (24 inches) high.
In terms of body size, men's decathletes generally weigh around 100 kg (220 lb), while women's heptathletes weigh about 70 kg (155 lb). Younger athletes tend to have lower body weights than older ones. For example, a young man might weigh around 80 kg (175 lb), while a veteran decathlete could weigh up to 120 kg (265 lb).
The oldest world record holder in the heptathlon is Valentin Borzov, who was 46 years old when he competed at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton.
Ten hurdles of 1.067 metres (3.5 feet or 42 inches) in height are uniformly placed over a straight course of 110 metres as part of a racing event. They are positioned such that if the runner runs into them, they will fall over. The starting line is also known as the take-off point.
The hurdler must clear all ten obstacles before reaching the end of the racecourse to be declared victorious. If he or she fails to clear an obstacle, they will not get another attempt until the completion of the next race.
An average male hurdler can expect to cover the distance between start and finish in about 7 minutes 40 seconds, while an average female hurdler takes about 9 minutes 30 seconds to cross the line first. The fastest men have covered the distance in under 6 minutes, and the women slightly over 8 minutes.
In addition to the standard hurdles, there are variations on this theme called "stepping stones". These are small blocks with holes in them for your feet to go through; they are placed at regular intervals along the course. A hurdler could choose to run through one or more stepping stones by placing their foot in the appropriate hole. This would give them a time penalty but it might be enough to allow them to win or place highly in a race.
9.14 meters (110 meters) Hurdles Once the race begins, the distance to the first hurdle is 13.72m, the distance between hurdles is 9.14m, and the distance from the final hurdle to the finish is 14.02m. Therefore, the total length of the race is 37.86m.
There are a few things to note about this puzzle. First, it's important to remember that distances change when you go around curves. In this case, when going around the second curve the distance back to the first hurdle increases by 0.57m because you're traveling further west.
Also, when calculating lengths you need to take into account that some obstacles are taller than others. For example, in this race the first hurdle is 1.50m high while the last one is only 0.60m. That's a difference of 0.90m which means that you add that amount to any distance measurements you make between obstacles. In this case, that would be done when calculating the length of the entire course.
Finally, you can calculate the number of obstacles by multiplying the length of each obstacle course segment by its height. In this case, that would give us 97.68m for the obstacle course with 2 hurdles. You could also use the puzzle information to estimate the overall length of the race, which would be 100m.
9.14 meters The first hurdle in sprint hurdle events for men, regardless of race length, is 13.72 m (45 ft) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 9.14 m. (30 ft).
The first hurdle in middle-distance events for men is 1.55 km (1 mile 0 chains) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 7.02 m (23 ft).
In long-distance events for men, the first hurdle is 2.44 km (1 mile 6 chains) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 5.1 m (16 ft).
In women's sprint hurdles, the first hurdle is 26.28 m (85 ft) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 9.14 m (30 ft).
In women's middle-distance hurdles, the first hurdle is 1.57 km (91/4 miles) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 7.02 m (23 ft).
In women's long-distance hurdles, the first hurdle is 2.88 km (2 miles 4 chains) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 5.11 m (16 ft).
The first hurdle in sprint hurdle events for men, regardless of race length, is 13.72 m (45 ft) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 9.14 m. The first hurdle in a sprint hurdle race for women is 13 m (42 ft 8 in) from the starting line, while the distance between hurdles is 8.5 m. (28 ft).
The first hurdle in a steeplechase is 15.5 m (50 ft 5 in) from the starting line, and the distance between them is 2.20 km (1.24 mi).
The first hurdle in a long jump is 16 feet 6 inches (5 ft 11.43 m), and the distance between them is 264 feet 10 inches (82.44 m).
The first hurdle in a high jump is 4 feet 10 inches (1.52 m), and the distance between them is 21 feet 2 inches (6.68 m).
The first hurdle in a pole vault is 12 feet 6 inches (3.88 m), and the distance between them is 7 feet 2 inches (2.23 m).
The first hurdle in a broad jump is 14 feet (4.27 m), and the distance between them is 102 feet (31 m).
The first hurdle in a triple jump is 17 feet 2 inches (5.29 m), and the distance between them is 65 feet 6 inches 19.