One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A footpath or running track laid with fine cinders.
- ‘Nearby is a convenient cinder track, along the canal.’
- ‘He ran 100m in 10.4 seconds - on a cinder track with heavy spikes.’
- ‘At the time, the sprint event was run over 100 yards on a cinder track.’
- ‘The all-weather track replaced a three-lane, 350-yard cinder track which no longer met regulations for varsity competition.’
- ‘He put his injury down to running on a cinder track and insufficient cushioning in his running shoes.’
- ‘Before each race, Liddell offered his trowel to fellow runners who struggled to dig their starting holes in cinder tracks.’
- ‘A synthetic track was recently built at Durham University, replacing an existing cinder track, at a cost of well under £200,000.’
- ‘In the semi-finals, on a damp and heavy cinder track, he ran a wind-assisted 9.91 sec.’
- ‘In the final season of his 23-year professional career, the man who honed his skills on the Sydney Speedway cinder tracks went out on a high, winning the South African Grand Prix.’
- ‘Jack watches children running round a cinder track.’
cinder track/ˈsindər trak/
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