What kind of start is used in short distance running?

Answer from: Anastasia Tolmacheva:
French and English teacher, philologist @Absurdologique...

Good day, in athletics you can mostly use low block start, in military or training starts you can use crouch start, back to front or standing start. In children's and youth competitions in school run from high start.

Answer from: Alexander Komars:
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When running short distances, an athlete should quickly develop maximum speed. There's no time to delay even a second. That's why you need a start that gives you a strong surge. That's what gives a low start. It looks like this: an athlete rests on his knee and puts his hands to the start line with his thumbs inwards. The low start was first demonstrated by Charles Sherrill, a runner from America. That was in 1888. By the way, he borrowed this pose from the kangaroo.

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