## How high are the 400m hurdles?

3 feet

The official height of the hurdles was set to 91.4 cm (3 feet). The hurdles are now placed on the course with a run-up to the first hurdle of 45 metres, distance between the hurdles of 35 metres each, and home stretch from the last hurdle to finish line of 40 metres.

### What is the standard distance of a hurdle?

Under rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track-and-field athletics, the standard hurdling distances for men are 110, 200, and 400 metres (120, 220, and 440 yards, respectively).

**How tall is a high hurdle?**

In track races, hurdles are normally 68–107 cm in height (or 27–42 inches), depending on the age and sex of the hurdler. Events from 50 to 110 meters are technically known as high hurdles races, while longer competitions are low hurdles races.

**What is the distance between the last hurdle and the finishing line in 400m hurdles?**

Hurdle Races

Race distance | Distance from start line to 1st hurdle | Distance from last hurdle to finish |
---|---|---|

100 | 13m | 10.5m |

110 | 13.72m | 14.02m |

400 | 45m | 40m |

## How many hurdles are in the 400m?

10

Demanding speed, strength, agility and precision, the 400m hurdles is historically regarded as one of track and field’s most demanding events. Athletes run in lanes from staggered positions and start from blocks. They then complete one full 400m lap, clearing 10 evenly-spaced hurdles.

### How many hurdles are in the 400m hurdles?

**How far apart are the 300 hurdles?**

35 metres

Common to all long hurdling events, the distance between hurdles is 35 metres.

**What is the distance between the starting line and the first hurdle and the last hurdle finish line in the 400m hurdles race?**

For both men and women, the distance from the start to the first hurdle is 45m, with 35m between the hurdles and 40m from the final hurdle to the finish. The height of the hurdles differ, though: 91.44cm for men and 76.20cm for women (JOLLY, 1989; MCFARLANE, 1980).

## How many types of hurdles are there?

Traditionally, there are two types of hurdle races—the 120-yard (110 meter) high hurdle and the 440-yard (403 meter) intermediate hurdle. The hurdles are 42 inches (1.06 meters) high in the 120-yard event and 36 inches (. 91 meters) high in the 440-yard event.