This is a part 5 of my collection of unusual but fun side of Track & Field.
Part 4 was Fastest 400-Meter WR While Juggling Three Balls
Part 3 was The Reverse 400 meters running Clockwise, not counter-clockwise
Part 2 was My Favorite Track and Field Stadiums (and strange ones)
Part 1 was What is the 100 meter World Record for Running Backwards?
Largest Track, 3 laps to a Mile
The largest running track to my knowledge was the one used for the 1904 Olympics in St-Louis, built on the campus of Washington University,
It was 1/3 of a mile in length (586 yards, 2 feet or 536.44 meters), with one very long straightaway, four turns, and three shorter straights.
Smallest Track, 19 laps for a Mile
If you think the old indoor Millrose track at MSG was bad, check this out.
Here is a 3 lane, 84 meter track or 19 laps to a Mile (plus 13 meters)!
In 2011, David Kiplagat won a five-man invitational mile at the Kalgin Koch Mini-Track, an 84-meter track in Anchorage, Alaska on May 18, 2011. His time of 4:45 set a new track record. Here is that video:
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