October 19, 2021

KESATUAN OLAHRAGA MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA ATHLETICS FEDERATION

Middle-Long Distance (MLD)

MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE: 800M, 1500M, 3000M STEEPLECHASE, 5000M, 10,000M

800m – The 800 metres is a common track running event. It is the shortest common middle distance running event. The 800 metres is run over two laps of the track (400-metre track) and has been an Olympic event since the first games in 1896.

1500m – The 1500 metres is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics.

3000m Steeplechase – The 3000 metres steeplechase is the most common distance for the steeplechase in track and field. It is an obstacle race over the distance of the 3000 metres which derives its name from the horse racing steeplechase. The circuit has four ordinary barriers and one water jump. During the race, each runner must clear a total of 28 ordinary barriers and seven water jumps.

5000m – The 5000 metres is a common long distance running event in track and field. It is one of the track events in the Olympics Games and World Championship in Athletics, run over 12.5 laps of a standard track.

10,000m – The 10,000 metres run is a common long distance track running event. The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event.