Definition of sprinting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsprin(t)iNG/ /ˈsprɪn(t)ɪŋ/


  • The competitive athletic sport of running distances of 400 meters or less.

    ‘the year turned out to be a great one for British sprinting’
    • ‘Jackson hit out at the standards of British sprinting earlier this week.’
    • ‘After lunch the athletes were divided into teams for mini competitions and took part in javelin, shot-put and sprinting.’
    • ‘So new was she to top-flight sprinting that she had never before worn spikes.’
    • ‘In every other country in the world, they can't do enough for their sprinting heroes.’
    • ‘As an underage athlete he was talented but had a very unusual sprinting style.’