5k in Miles – How Long is a 5K?
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Here’s the long and short of it. A 5K is 3.1 miles.
A mile is longer than a kilometer.
1 mile is about 1.6 kilometers.
A kilometer is shorter than a mile.
1 kilometer is about 5/8 of a mile.
On a typical outdoor track, one lap equals 400 meters.
12.5 laps on a 400 meter track equals 5 kilometers.
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