A distance of 1,500 metres is similar to 0.93 miles, or nearly one mile. One mile is 1.61 kilometres or 1,610 metres in length. To determine the equivalent in miles of 1,500 metres, divide 1,500 metres by 1,610 metres.
A 10K race covers 10 kilometres, or 10,000 metres, since one kilometre is equivalent to 1,000 metres. To convert metres to miles, divide 10,000 metres by 1,610 metres, or 10 kilometres by 1.61 kilometres, which yields 6.21 miles. The decimal point must be moved three places to the right when translating from kilometres to metres, and three places to the left when converting from metres to kilometres.
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