How Far Is 1500 Meters?

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1500 meters is approximately .93 miles or 1.5 kilometers. The 1500-meter run is a popular middle distance track event in track and field competitions, from youth track and field all the way up to the Olympic level.

So how many laps of the track does it take to complete 1500 meters?  A lap of most running tracks is equal to 400 meters, so it would take 3.75 laps to equal 1,500 meters. Many American high schools actually feature the mile race (4 laps of the track) in their track and field competitions, rather than the 1500-meter race.

Training for a 1500-Meter Race

If you'd like to improve your time in the 1500-meter event or you're hoping to build up to running 1500 meters without stopping, here are some training programs and advice. Although these schedules and tips are for the mile distance, the distances are so close that the approach is the same.

4-Week Beginner Program to Run a Mile: This four-week training program is designed for total beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running a mile. This program is a run/walk to continuous running program. Each week, you'll make a slight increase to your running distance and a decrease in your walking distance. By the end of four weeks, you'll be able to run one mile without stopping.

Tips for Running a Mile Without Stopping: If you're trying to run a mile without taking a walk break or feeling like you need to stop completely, here are some tips to help you reach your goal.

How to Run a Faster Mile:  Whether you're a high school track athlete, beginner runner, or a masters runner, you can make some small changes to improve your pace. Here are some tips for shaving some time off your mile PR.

Other Race Distances: How Far is 3000 Meters? I How Far is a 5K? l How Far is an 8K?

l How Far is a 10K? l How Far is a Half Marathon? l How Far is a Marathon?
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