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Encyclopedia > Long distance track event

Long-distance track event races requires runners to balance their energy. Because of these kind of races are very energy-consuming, one requires mental determination and aerobic conditioning since stamina is a bigger factor than speed.

A person may be considered to be minimally trained if one has trained consistently for over 10 weeks prior to running the race.

  • 3000 m Steeplechase is a distance event requiring greater strength, stamina and agility than the flat 3000 m.
  • 5000 m is considered a premier event that requires tactics and superior aerobic conditioning. Training for such an event may comprise of a total of 60-200 km a week.
  • 10000 m is the final standard track event. Most of those running such races also run road and cross country running.
  • Longer races are rarely contested on the track, although records do exist for distances up to 1600 km (see marathons and ultramarathons).

Notable long-distance runners



See also

  • athletics (also known as track and field)
  • Olympic medalists in athletics (men)
  • Olympic medalists in athletics (women)
  • athletics training
  • athletics competition
  • sprints
  • road running



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