of the titles of this article is ambiguous. For further meanings see Sprint (term clarifying).

Sprint or short distance one calls the overcoming of a distance with the greatest possible speed, which the human organism permits in cyclic kinds of sport (with repeating courses of motion).

In the Leichtathletik are thoseSprintstrecken 50 to 400 meters long. One differentiates generally also between short and long print, whereby distances over 200 m are called as long print. The distances 100 m, 200 m and 400 m, 100 m hurdles (women), 110 m hurdles (men) and400 m hurdles are olympic disciplines. The short-distance run is the oldest olympic discipline. For the demarcation of central and long-distance the power supply is crucial with the Laufstrecken of the Leichtathletik: It takes place with the Sprint without oxygen participation (anaerobic). With approx. 5% participate the efficiencyvery small. A sportsman knows this speed at the most approx. one minute hold out.

With the swimming sport are considered as Sprintstrecken 25 to 200 meter distances. The distances 50 m, 100 m and 200 m are olympic disciplines. To the swim Sprintstrecken the demarcation does not apply on the basis the missing oxygen participation, and/or.if necessary for the 25 meter distance.

When course wheel driving in the Sprintrennen to two rounds into maximum speed are driven, approx. 250 to 600 meters.

In the ice high-speed run as Sprintstrecken of 500 and 1000 meters are run, which are both also olympic disciplines.

In other kinds of sport, about rudders, Kanu orSki long run, is occasionally in the colloquial language of Sprintstrecken the speech. However the sportsman is thereby clearly longer than one minute on the way and muscles with oxygen is partly supplied. Therefore it concerns exactly taken central or long-distance.

See also: Run, olympic plays, Run


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