Friday, May 04, 2012

Track debate: Mile or 1,600?

Read the following article and then share your comments below:,600.htm

So is it the Mile or or is it the 1600?


NCSftw said...

well, I think people are going to resist the mile just because of the extra chalk line set up is. That being said, the full mile just sounds so much better and I think it would be cool to change them. It's not like the 1600 is ever really used outside of high school. There's no real reason to use the 1600

Anonymous said...

I think the 1600 makes far more sense than a 1500, (actual) mile or 3000m. The 1600 and 3200 have as mutliples the 100,200,400,800. Why mess all the splits by making it a 1500 and 3000? I'd like to know the history of how the IAAF came to recognize the 100,200,400,800 and then the 1500 and 3000 rather than 1600 and 3200.

Anonymous said...

^ I agree. I've never understood why they never switched from the 1500 and 3000 after the tracks were changed way back when. now the 1500 and 300 just don't fit with our tracks. the ease of getting splits and whatnot is in my mind the overwhelming advantage of using the 1600.

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