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  • a footrace in which contestant must negotiate a series of hurdles

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  • a footrace in which contestant must negotiate a series of hurdles

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Hurdles Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Hurdle race is a type of track and field race.

There are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. The standard sprint hurdle race is 110 meters for men and 100 meters for women. The standard long hurdle race is 400 meters for both men and women. Each of these races is run over ten hurdles and they are all Olympic events.

Other distances are sometimes run, particularly indoors. The sprint hurdle race indoors is usually 60 meters for both men and women, although races 55 meters or 50 meters long are sometimes run.



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  • Kemp joins Padres after trade clears hurdles
    The blockbuster deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the San Diego Padres is official, the teams announced Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Hurdles'
  • Wynn's casino project in Massachusetts faces new hurdles
    New hurdles are emerging for Wynn Resorts as it prepares to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the Everett waterfront after winning the lucrative casino license for the Boston area. Somerville filed ... Read more on this news related to 'Hurdles'
  • Former Track & Field Standout at A-State is Bowerman Trophy Finalist
    Sharika Nelvis, the 2014 NCAA Division I outdoor national 100-meter hurdles champion and indoor national 60-meter hurdles champion, is the first student-athlete from the Sun Belt Conference to make the trophy finals. Read more on this news related to 'Hurdles'

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