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Hurdles Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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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