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athlete: starting blockclick to hear

Starting block: device made up of two adjustable pedals that allow sprinters to give themselves momentum during a start.
athlete: starting block starting line lane line rack spike track shoe block notch pedal base anchor shorts number shirt

starting line click to hear

Line marking the start of the race.

lane line click to hear

White band bordering the lanes on the track.

rack click to hear

Metal bar with notches that is used to adjust the position of the starting blocks.

spike click to hear

Metal piece attached to the front part of the sole to avoid slipping on the track and achieve better thrust.

track shoe click to hear

Shoe with a spiked sole that provides good traction during a race.

block click to hear

Piece on which runners place their feet to give themselves momentum at the start of a race.

notch click to hear

Each of the grooves used to secure the pedals.

pedal click to hear

Piece where the athlete places the feet; its angle can be adjusted.

base click to hear

Piece that supports the pedal.

anchor click to hear

Piece that secures the starting block to the track.

shorts click to hear

Very short pants covering only the top of the thighs.

number click to hear

Numbered piece of square fabric that athletes wear on their backs and chests for easy identification.

shirt click to hear

Supple, relatively tight-fitting garment covering the athlete’s upper body.