The equivalent of 400 metres is approximately 1,312 ft. Because one metre equals approximately 3.28 feet, multiplying 400 metres by 3.28 feet per metre yields feet. Since 5,280 feet equals one mile, 400 metres is just about 1/4 mile.
A sprint event, the 400-meter race is a popular track and field event. It is, however, a long sprint; at 437.3 yards from goal line to goal line, it is nearly four football fields long. 400-meter track and field events, as well as 400-meter swimming events, are included at the Olympic Games.
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