200m Dash

200m Dash

The 200m Dash is a track and field event where participants sprint a distance of 200 meters. The world record is 19.19 seconds and was set by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in 2009.

About 200m Dash

The 200 metres (also spelt 200 meters) is a sprint running event. On an outdoor 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run the race. A slightly shorter race, called the stadion and run on a straight track, was the first recorded event at the ancient Olympic Games. The 200 m places more emphasis on speed endurance than shorter sprint distances as athletes rely on different energy systems during the longer sprint.

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