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Track & Field: Most Popular Articles

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Four Minutes and Beyond: The Fastest Miles Ever...
The greatest men's mile runs in track and field history.
World Champion Mike Powell's Step-By-Step Long...
World long jump record-breaker Mike Powell describes good long jumping technique.
High Jump Drills: Coaching Beginning High Jumpers
Drills to help coaches teach beginning high jumpers.
Men's Track and Field World Records for Each...
World records in a variety of Track & Field Events
Illustrated High Jump Technique
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the high jump.
Strategies for the 4 x 100 Relay Race
Use these strategies to help your team succeed in the 4 x 100 relay race.
Fastest Mile Times: The Women’s Mile...
The greatest women's mile runs in track and field history.
Olympian Johnny Gray’s 800-meter Coaching...
The 1992 800-meter bronze medalist shares his running and coaching advice.
Mike Powell Offers Advice and Drills for Long...
World long jump champion Mike Powell offers coaching advice for beginning and established jumpers.
Step-by-step Discus Throw Technique
Take a look at this step-by-step instruction in basic discus throw technique.
Starting Block Technique: Position Yourself for...
Find out how to get an edge in sprint races in this discussion of starting block technique.
Shot Put Glide Technique
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the glide technique
Women's World Records
Women's Track & Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Will Claye's Triple Jump Tips
Olympic silver medalist Will Claye discusses triple jump technique and offers advice for coaches and young jumpers.
Track and Field Events: Running Events
An overview of the running events you're most likely to see at a track meet, from the 60-meter run to the marathon.
Drills for 4 x 100 Relay Teams
Try these drills to improve your time in the 4 x 100 relay.
Illustrated Javelin Throwing Technique
A step-by-step guide to throwing the javelin
The Basics of the 300 Intermediate Hurdles Event
Read about the intermediate hurdles event and find out the key qualities of a strong intermediate hurdler.
Step-by-Step Long Jump Technique
Step-by-step illustrated instruction in how to perform the long jump.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Hurdles
Advice and guidelines for the novice hurdler.
Coach Beginning Long Jumpers
Few teams will lack volunteers, as long jumping is a fun-looking sport to many young athletes. But not every eager volunteer will be suited to this event.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the High...
Advice and guidelines for the high jump novice.
How to Coach the 300 Intermediate Hurdles
Check out these tips for coaching young intermediate hurdlers.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Discus...
Advice and guidelines for the novice discus thrower.
Stories of Olympic Distance Running Stars
What are former Olympic distance runners doing today?
Olympic Sprint Rules
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay events
Your Road to the Olympic Team: How to Become an...
Eligibility and qualification standards for athletes hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Shot Put
Advice and guidelines for the shot put novice.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole...
Advice and guidelines for the novice pole vaulter.
LaShawn Merritt's Running Tips
Olympic and World champion LaShawn Merritt offers advice on how to run the 400 meters.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the long...
Advice and guidelines for the long jump novice.
Introductions to Track and Field Events
Introductions to all of track and field's running, jumping, throwing and multi-sport events.
Shot Put Rotational Technique
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the rotational technique.
High Jump Approach Technique
How to coach and develop a sound high jumping approach.
Olympic High Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic high jump. Track & Field.
Developing a Stride Pattern in the 300...
Learn the importance of a good stride pattern in the intermediate hurdles event.
Men's 100-Meter World Records
The world records in the men's 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Men's 800-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Men’s Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the men’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
Women's 100-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Shot Put Rules
Rules for the Olympic shot put. Track & Field.
What is Olympic Steeplechase?
What is Olympic Steeplechase? It’s the Duckbilled Platypus of the track and field world, combining several different skills into one event, including distance running, hurdling and long jumping.
Olympic Long Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic long jump. Track & Field.
Every Olympic Medalist in the Men's 100 Meters...
The Men's Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
4 x 400-Meter Relay Tips
Coaching advice for the 4 x 400-meter relay race.
Men's Javelin Throw World Records
Men's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
High Jump Takeoff Technique
Learn takeoff techniques to get you over the bar.
Long Jump Women’s World Records
The world record progression in the women’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Hurdle Rules
Rules for Olympic hurdle events
Women's 800-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Women's 200-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Discus Throw Rules
Rules for the Olympic discus throw
Introduction to Shot Put
Introduction to shot put. Track & Field.
Olympic Javelin Throw Rules
Rules for the Olympic javelin throw
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the...
Advice and guidelines for the novice javelin thrower.
Why the World's Greatest Athletes Compete in...
What is Olympic Decathlon? Jim Thorpe was dubbed “the world’s greatest athlete” after winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon. His successors inherit that title by competing in 10 events in a grueling, two-day schedule.
Starting Block Technique: Common...
A list of five common starting block mistakes committed by runners in sprint races.
Introduction to Sprints and Relays
Introduction to sprint and relay track & field events
Rotational Shot Put: Coaching Advice
Spin shot put coaching advice from Olympic silver medalist John Godina.
Interview With Long Jump World Record-Holder...
Exclusive interview with long jumper Mike Powell
Track and Field Events: Jumps and Throws
An overview of the jumping and throwing events you may see at a track and field meet, including the long jump and the javelin.
Sprinting: Developing Stride Length
Teach your sprinters how to optimize their stride lengths.
Did Zola Budd Trip Mary Decker? Olympic...
Biggest controversies in Olympic distance running history.
Olympic Distance Running Rules
Rules for Olympic distance running events
Men's 400-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
What Are Olympic Sprints and Relays?
What are Olympic sprint and relay races? They are among the most fast-paced, energetic and exciting events in the Olympic Games. One misstep in a short sprint race can mean the difference between a gold medal and no medal at all.
High Jump Bar-Clearance Mechanics
All-American high jumper Holly Thompson tells you how to clear the bar.
Your Road to the Olympic Team – How to...
Eligibility and qualification standards for athletes hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team. Page 2.
Introduction to the Long Jump
Introduction to the Long Jump. Track & Field.
Women's 400-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Greatest Moments In Olympic High Jump
The greatest moments and top achievements in the high jump from the first Olympic Games in 1896 to Athens in 2004.
Introduction to Middle Distance Running
Introduction to middle distance running
Introduction to the Discus Throw
A basic introduction to the track and field discus throw event.
Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.
How to Find High Jumpers
What to look for in a high jumper.
Mo Farah: Distance Double Threat
A summary of British World Champion Mo Farah’s track and field career.
An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.
Coaching New High Jumpers
How to coach your high jump beginners.
Introduction to Javelin Throwing
Introduction to Javelin Throwing
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
Olympic Games History
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
Track and Field Events: Hurdling Events, Relays...
An overview of a variety of track and field events, including the hurdles, steeplechase, relays and combined events competition.
400 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 400 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Decathlon Olympic Medalists
The Men's decathlon Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Learning Sprint Mechanics
Learn how to coach sprinters to develop greater speed.
Olympic Race Walking Rules
Rules for Olympic race walking events
David Rudisha: World Record-holder at 800 Meters
David Rudisha, 800-meters, 800-meter runner, David Rudisha 800-meters, David Rudisha Kenya, David Rudisha world record 800 meters, David Rudisha 800-meter runner, David Rudisha 1:41.01
What is Olympic Distance Running?
What is Olympic distance running? Middle- and long-distance races test the speed, strength and stamina of the competitors in five different events, including marquee races such as the 1500 and the marathon.
What is Olympic High Jump?
What is Olympic High Jump? A sport that features fast and flexible athletes leaping tall crossbars in a single bound, the high jump can also be a highly dramatic Olympic event in which two centimeters (about three-quarters of an inch) is often the difference between gold and silver.
Sprint Mechanics: Turnover
Running tips to help sprinters keep their feet moving quickly.
100 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
What is Olympic Long Jump?
What is Olympic Long Jump? An event that requires great speed, the Olympic long jump frequently features standout sprinters challenging long jump specialists for gold medal glory.
Sprint Acceleration
Learn how to keep building your speed during a sprint race.
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
Kendall Baisden Interview: Tips for Young...
Running advice from one of America's top young sprinters
The World's Fastest Mile: El Guerrouj Breaks...
Hicham El Guerrouj battled Noah Ngeny to the end to earn the world mile record in 1999.
The False Start Rule: History and Controversies
Track and field's false start rule has changed over the years; whether for better or worse is a continuing source of discussion.
An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles
Introduction to Hurdles
Introduction to track & field hurdle events
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault
Women's Javelin Throw World Records
Women's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
Rotational Shot Put: Power Position and Finish
Put yourself in the right position to throw the shot.
Introduction to the Decathlon
Introduction to the Decathlon. Track & Field.
Olympic Triple Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic triple jump
Introduction to the Steeplechase
Introduction to the Track & Field steeplechase event
High Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the high jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Triple Jump
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Triple Jump
Rotational Shot Put: Driving Through the Ring
Learn how to begin your shot put spin.
Olympic Pole Vault Rules
Rules for the Olympic pole vault
What is Olympic Race Walking?
What is Olympic race walking? These are events that require great stamina (the 50-kilometer version is longer than the marathon) plus precise attention to proper technique to avoid committing a dreaded “lifting” infraction.
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Distance Running
A comprehensive look at Olympic distance running.
An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.
Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
Usain Bolt: Record-Breaking Sprint Star
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt
Introduction to Hammer Throwing
Introduction to Hammer Throwing. Track & Field.
How to Find Pole Vaulters
Pole vault champion Stacy Dragila offers tips on which athletes make the best vaulters.
Tirunesh Dibaba: World Champ Gains Distance...
An overview of Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba's track and field career
Rotational Shot Put: Stance and Start
Learn how to set up and begin a spin shot put throw.
What is Olympic Heptathlon?
What is Olympic Heptathlon? The women’s-only heptathlon tests the competitors’ overall athletic skills as they take on seven events in a two-day period.
Introduction to Long Distance Events
Introduction to Long Distance Events
A Brief History of Throwing Events
A Brief History of Throwing Events
Kenenisa Bekele: Golden Distance Runner
Everything you'd want to know about Ethiopian Olympic distance runner Kenenisa Bekele
An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump
Olympic Hammer Throw Rules
Rules for Olympic hammer throwing
200 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 200 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Mac Wilkins' Throwing Tips
Gold Medalist Mac Wilkins offers advice for throwers and coaches.
What is Olympic Shot Put?
What is Olympic Shot Put? It’s considered one of the throwing events but these competitors put, don’t throw, the metal ball as far as their strength and technique will permit
Did Carl Lewis Fail a Drug Test? Olympic Long...
Biggest controversy in Olympic long jump history.
The Best 2013 World Championship Women’s...
Previewing the women's sprint field for the 2013 outdoor World Track and Field Championships.
Men’s Pole Vault World Records
The men’s track and field world record progression in the pole vault, from 1912 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF. Records from Marc Wright to Sergey Bubka.
Men's 200-Meter World Records
Men's track and field world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Champion Stacy Dragila Talks Pole Vault...
Stacy Dragila offers advice on learing and coaching the pole vault.
1500 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 1500 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
2014 World Indoor Championships Qualifying...
The 2014 World Indoor Championship qualifying standards in each event, established by the IAAF. Includes the allowable entrants by each country.
800 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 800 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Sprints and...
An comprehensive look at Olympic sprints and relays.
What are Olympic Hurdles?
What are Olympic hurdles? Winners of these events require sprinter’s speed plus precise technique as the competitors glide over their obstacles on their way to the finish line.
Introduction to the Heptathlon
Introduction to the Heptathlon. Track & Field.
Women's 1500-Meter World Records
Women's middle distance track and field world record progression in the 1500 meters. World records recognized by the IAAF plus pre-IAAF world marks.
High Jump Basics
Introduction to the high jump. Track & Field.
Track and Field Records
A compilation of track and field records, including world, Olympic and championship marks.
Tyson Gay: American Sprint Champion
Everything you'd want to know about American Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay
Discus Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
Shot Put Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the shot put, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
Men's Long Jump Olympic Medalists
The Men's long jump Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Justin Gatlin: Controversial Sprint Star
A summary of Justin Gatlin’s track and field career.
Learning Proper Hurdling Form
Young hurdlers can perform a variety of drills to improve their technique. learning proper hurdling form. coaching young hurdlers. hurdles practice.
10,000 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 10,000 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Javelin Throw
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Javelin Throw

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