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There's sprinting and then there's sprinting.
If the goal is to coordinate the neuromuscular system in hopes of raising efficiency, then you want the muscles and nerves to be well rested, else you will teach them bad form as your leg muscles start to become overwhelmed by hydrogen ions.
If the goal is to improve the anaerobic system's lactate buffering, then you'll want short rests, so that you force the muscles to buffer progressively higher lactate levels (i.e., buffer down the hydrogen ions using the body's own bicarbonate buffering system).