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How Many Calories Are Burned by a 100M Sprinter?

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A. McDougall is an editor, writer and athlete. McDougall is a marathon coach certified by the North American Academy for Sport Fitness Professionals and an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. McDougall has edited and written for several national magazines.
How Many Calories Are Burned by a 100M Sprinter?
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The 100-meter sprint is one of the fastest sporting events. Given its brevity, you shouldn't expect a major calorie burn in a 100-meter sprint. You will burn a few calories in a 100-meter sprint, but not enough to have a significant effect on your body. Your exact calorie burn will be affected slightly by your weight.

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Calorie Burn

According to the running website Cool Running, a 125-pound individual burns just six calories running 100 meters. A 150-pound person will burn just one calorie more, at seven calories for the 100 meter distance. If you weigh 175 pounds you can expect to burn nine calories in a 100-meter sprint. At 200 pounds your calorie burn would be about 10 calories. The speed at which you run is not significant in terms of burning calories, notes Cool Running, what matters is the distance covered.

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