|This sprinter is using the medium start.
The first type of sprint start is called a bullet or bunch start . The toes of the back foot are about level with the
heel of the front foot . Both of the feet are placed well behind the starting line. The toe to toe distance is said to be
25 to 30 centimetres. In this start, your feet are closest together, compared to the other starts. Because your feet are close
together, your legs and body are "bunched" together. That is why it is called the bunched, or bullet start.
The second type of sprint start is called medium start. In this the knee of the back leg is opposite the front foot. The
toe to toe distance said to be 40 to 55 centimetres. In this start, the feet are closer together than the elongated start
but farther apart than the bullet start. Its in the middle. That's why it is called the medium start, because it is in between
the other two.
The third type of sprint start is called the elongated start. The sprinter has their knee of the back leg level, or slightly
behind the front foot's heel. The toe to toe distance is 60 to 70 centimetres. In this start, your feet are spread out farther
than the other two. Your back leg is stretched or elongated, behind you.