Yep
.2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 4:49PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm not too good at math can anyone help? A marathon is 26.2 miles. How many meters is the .2 mile? Also the difference between a mile and 1600 meters is 9 meters right?
Larry David
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 4:54PM - in reply to Yep Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't get it. It seems like you know how to use the internet...
asfasdfasfsdf
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 4:56PM - in reply to Larry David Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
1609.344 * (0.2) = 321.8688 meters
google always is your frien
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 5:03PM - in reply to Yep Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
As always, google is your friend.

http://www.google.com/search?q=.2+miles+in+meters
Yep
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 5:03PM - in reply to Larry David Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Larry David wrote:

I don't get it. It seems like you know how to use the internet...


Sorry I failed to mention I'm lazy too. Thanks for the kick. It motivated me.

.2 miles = 321.8688 mters - thanks asfasd
Mile = 1609.344

Nice converter here:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm
hatemetoday
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 5:19PM - in reply to Yep Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Yep wrote:

Sorry I failed to mention I'm lazy too. Thanks for the kick. It motivated me.



That does not make sense. If you were lazy you would have googled it. It takes more time and effort to post all that, and then later come back and check it than it does to go to google and type ".2 miles to meters."
Fiona Furlong
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 5:33PM - in reply to Yep Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
352 yards.

A meter is based on the old French yard, which was a little longer than the English one. So the measurement is going to be a little less in meters, 340 maybe. Close enough for government work.
Fiona Furlong
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 5:35PM - in reply to Fiona Furlong Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You say it's 322 meters? I have been grossly underestimating my weekly mileage. Ooops.
smartasked poster
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 6:00PM - in reply to Yep Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

yep axed

A marathon is 26.2 miles. How many meters is the .2 mile?

That.2 is an approxamation-- the marathon distance is(42,195m) 26 miles 385 yards so the .2 actually refers to 385 yds
2 miles =3218.69 meteres. two tenths of a mile is 321.87 meters or 352yards
Yep
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 6:06PM - in reply to hatemetoday Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

hatemetoday wrote:


Yep wrote:

Sorry I failed to mention I'm lazy too. Thanks for the kick. It motivated me.



That does not make sense. If you were lazy you would have googled it. It takes more time and effort to post all that, and then later come back and check it than it does to go to google and type ".2 miles to meters."


Add stupid to the list. That should cover everything.
mcgato
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 7:23PM - in reply to smartasked poster Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

smartasked poster wrote:

That.2 is an approxamation-- the marathon distance is(42,195m) 26 miles 385 yards so the .2 actually refers to 385 yds

A couple of years ago the NYC Marathon didn't quite get that difference either. They had tons of stuff printed up, including the mylar sheets given at the end to warm up the runners, that said "26.2 M; 42.16 km" or something like that. Of course, the conversion was incorrect. They just used some online conversion to go from 26.2 miles to get 42.16 kilometers, which is incorrect. Are rounding rules really that difficult to understand? I guess so.
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RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 7:30PM - in reply to mcgato Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For quick mental math, think that .1 of a mile is 1609/10=160.9 m. So, double that is roughly 321.8 m
wineturtle
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 8:01PM - in reply to mcgato Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Clubmembers who work on the administration of the races these days generally do not come from a technical running background and do a great job of getting the blanket manufacture on for sponsorship and dealing with the logistics of a million water cups etc. The ,to them subtle, difference between 26.2 and 26/385 is lost.
We runners tend to forget that the operational thrust of Event Marathons are focused on dealing with the large number of fitness runners and their care. Only a relatively few of the people working on it deal with the true front of the pack "race" aspect.
But that should not have slipped thru.
sc42
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 9:10PM - in reply to hatemetoday Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

hatemetoday wrote:


Yep wrote:

Sorry I failed to mention I'm lazy too. Thanks for the kick. It motivated me.



That does not make sense. If you were lazy you would have googled it. It takes more time and effort to post all that, and then later come back and check it than it does to go to google and type ".2 miles to meters."


You have to read Yep's posts on other subjects (the occupation of Iraq, for example) to not be surprised by this sort of thing.
midlife crisis
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/19/2008 9:15PM - in reply to sc42 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You know this is a truly amazing discussion forum when a thread with this title can generate 14 posts.
jonesy
RE: .2 miles = how many meters? 1/20/2008 1:28AM - in reply to wineturtle Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
great point wineturtle, which is why even after getting a q-time for nyc and signing up in person the week before the deadline, they rejected me in favor of some lottery winning fat asses until i pointed out their errors.