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Inclined oval course that is 250 m long (short track) or 333.33 m or 400 m long (long tracks) and whose width varies from 7 to 9 m.
track 200 m line blue band sprinters’ line straightaway jury platform pursuit line finish line competitors’ compound

200 m line click to hear

Point from which the racers are timed in the sprint event.

blue band click to hear

Strip where a racer gains speed before entering the track (sprint) and leaves it at the end of an event or to recover (American track).

sprinters’ line click to hear

Line that separates two lanes during a race or sprint.

straightaway click to hear

Route that varies in length depending on the overall length of the track and is graded from 4° to 13°.

jury platform click to hear

Place where the 10 judges stand by to monitor the progress of the race and give the results.

pursuit line click to hear

Line indicating the start and finish point for the pursuit events.

finish line click to hear

Point that marks the end of all events (such as time trial and sprint), except the pursuit.

competitors’ compound click to hear

Rest and assistance area for athletes between races where the coaches, mechanics and trainers stand by.