wind sprint


: a sprint performed as a training exercise to develop breathing capacity especially during exertion

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Could something as simple as a wind sprint be fatal? Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021 Instead, Ownby, who is entering his ninth professional season, said there wasn’t a wind sprint in sight during his offseason workout regimen. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, 17 Mar. 2021 For the record, the Patriots ran the hill following practice, while the Lions did wind sprints on the field. Jim Mcbride,, 5 Aug. 2019 The rollbot won’t be winning at wind sprints anytime soon. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2019 Brady worked on pocket footwork and did some wind sprints. Jim Mcbride,, 7 Aug. 2019 Police told the newspaper that the drills included weightlifting and wind sprints, and the team had water breaks. Jenna West,, 13 June 2019 Walters collapsed around 30 minutes into an outdoor practice at the school's football field that included weightlifting and wind sprints. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, 12 June 2019 Robinson is laid up with an unspecified injury, consigned to spending most of IU’s football practices right now doing wind sprints and acting as an unofficial assistant to defensive line coach Mark Hagen. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind sprint was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Wind sprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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