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Middle and long distances

The structure of a middle and long-distance stride is similar to a sprint stride e.g.“grasping /pulling with velocity related changes/differences.

Standing Start


To start effectively from a standing position.


  • Stronger leg (speed-strength) is usually the front leg (e.g. crouch start)
  • Front foot is placed up to the line with the other foot about shoulder-width behind
  • Weight is over the front foot
  • Arms are in a position to synchronize immediately with the legs of the athlete is positioned more inside, backswing of the right arm can protect from other runners “cutting” in (left foot and right arm in front)
  • Drive is off the front foot.
Standing start