If you are trying to determine how long 50 meters is, it’s very helpful to have a list of items to use for size reference.
Although 50 meters can be measured with a standard measuring tool like a tape measure or ruler, it can be a difficult and time consuming procedure.
Some people will often confuse meters with yards as they are very close in measurements. A meter is equal to 1.09 yards.
1 meter is also equal to 3.28 feet so 50 meters equals 164 feet.
Here are 8 things that are 50 meters long.
Leaning tower of Pisa
The Leaning tower of Pisa is located in Pisa, Italy and is famously known for its 4 degree (3.97 degrees) lean which is due to unstable foundation.
The height of the tower is 55.86 meters on the low side, and 56.67 meters on the high side.
Although the Leaning tower of Pisa is not exactly 50 meters, it gives you a reference for something that is close to 50 meters long.
Olympic swimming pool
Olympic swimming pools that are used during the Olympic games are a perfect example of something that is 50 meters long.
These pools are a standard length of 50 meters and are referred to as the long course. The other size often used during the Olympic games has a width of 25 meters and is referred to as the short course.
A 50 meter long Olympic size swimming pool holds 660,000 US gallons of water.
Although a canoe can vary in size, it’s common to use a 5 meter or 16 foot long canoe.
In order to visualize the length of 50 meters, place 10 canoes together in a row and they will be very close to equalling 50 meters in length.
82 Human arms
Using certain body parts as a measuring tool can be very helpful. It’s easier to use an arm, leg, finger, etc as a reference for size when comparing the size of something else.
Although this works best when you are measuring smaller items, you can use it for larger items as well. For example, the average human arm is about 24 inches or 2 feet in length.
Of course, not everyone will have the same arm length, but the average adult has a 2 foot long arm.
To get a sense of how long 50 meters is, you would need to visualize 82 arms which is 164 feet or 50 meters in length.
2 Tennis courts
If you love the sport of tennis, you will be familiar with the size of the tennis court. A tennis court is regulated in size for professional play and the markings on the court can be used for singles and doubles play.
Each tennis court measures 23.77 meters long which is measured from the baseline. If you had 2 courts placed together, they would equal 47.54 meters or 156 feet long.
Although 2 tennis courts don’t exactly equal 50 meters long, it will give you a good idea of this length.
½ 100 meter dash running track
During track and field events, a running track is used for running events. The running track is an oval which measures 400 meters around the track.
One of the most popular running races during the Olympics and other track and field events is the 100 meter dash. 100 meters is the distance along one side of the track along the straightaway.
The 100 meter dash is often run by Olympic sprinters in about 10 seconds.
If you picture half of this distance and split the 100 meter dash into 2 equal parts, each part will be 50 meters long.
16 Siberian Tigers
The Siberian Tiger is known for being the largest cat species on the planet and is found in the far east region of Russia, China, and North Korea.
These tigers can measure around 3 meters in length and weigh up to 650 pounds. Males are generally larger and heavier than females.
If you can imagine 16 Siberian tigers together, they would be very close to equalling 50 meters long.
9 Pick-up trucks
Depending on the make and model of a pick-up truck, its dimensions can vary. Some trucks are larger than others, and certain trucks can carry more weight than others. So when referencing the size of a pick-up truck, keep in mind that they are not all the same.
One of the most popular pick-up trucks in the world is the Ford F-150. The 2022 F150 Limited has a length of 231.7 inches which is equal to 5.86 meters.
If you could park 9 Ford F150 pick-up trucks one behind the other, they would equal very close to 50 meters in length.