Hurdles are popular field event in which both men and women participate. The rules for all hurdle events of all distances are the same.
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Hurdlers who wish to successfully compete in hurdle races will require the speed of a sprinter as well as the technical skills to clear the hurdles.
Runners typically take seven to eight strides before hurdle one, then use a three-stride pattern for the rest.
Hurdles are also one of the hurdle or trailing a foot or leg below the horizontal plane of the top of any hurdle while clearing it.Athletic Equipments and in all levels of hurdle race competitions, hurdlers are required to clear each of the hurdles.
A hurdler who circumvents a hurdle or avoids jumping a hurdle is automatically disqualified.
Runners who trail a leg or foot below the horizontal plane of the hurdle's top at the moment of clearance also are similarly disqualified.
The rules also require hurdlers to stay in their own lane throughout the race.