880 yards

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Noun1.880 yards - a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile880 yards - a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
international mile, land mile, mile, stat mi, statute mile, mi - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
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He took part in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, competing in the long jump and standing long jump, but had more success in sporting events at university, winning events including the 880 yards, 120-yards hurdles, high jump, long jump and triple jump.
1919: Gertrude Ederle became the youngest world record holder in any sport when, at the age of 12 years and 298 days, she set a new best in the 880 yards freestyle in Indianapolis.
An hour is 3,600 seconds, so the ball has to move 880 yards every 36 seconds, or over 24 yards every second.
Both Jones and White have eclipsed 1,000 yards this season, and Gonzalez has 880 yards receiving.
Breeders flocked to Spectre, who won the 880 yards TV Trophy before running-up for the Derby, and reaped rich rewards from his services, but that was 40 years ago, and a different attitude prevails today.
He lifted the old Northumberland and Durham mile title the same year before lining up over 880 yards against Peter Snell at the first-ever international meeting at Gateshead Stadium.
This continued after he obtained a scholarship to Liverpool University, where he won the 100, 220, 440 and 880 yards as well as the long jump and high jump in his first term.
Terry Thompson came into the national meet as the Pac-8 champion at 880 yards, and he still ranks fourth on the all-time OSU list in the 800 with his personal best of 1:47.
For example, if the distance of the swim part of the triathlon is a half-mile, they will swim enough laps to equal 880 yards, swimming steadily yet encumbered with all of their technique flaws.
Those 1958 Games saw the future world and Olympic 1,500m champion Herb Elliott, of Australia, win both 880 yards and mile titles and Jamaican Keith Gardener take the 100 yards and 120 yards hurdles gold medals.
Alford became the first athlete in a Welsh vest to win a track gold medal at the Empire Games when he won the 880 yards in Sydney in 1938.