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Four Minutes and Beyond: The Fastest Miles Ever...
The greatest men's mile runs in track and field history.
Men's Track and Field World Records for Each...
World records in a variety of Track & Field Events
Men’s Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the men’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
What Are the Fastest Times for Women Running...
The greatest women's mile runs in track and field history.
Women's 100-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
21 Women's Track and Field World Records
Women's Track and Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Learn the Rules of the Olympic Long Jump
Rules for the Olympic long jump. Track & Field.
How to Become an Olympic Track and Field Athlete
Eligibility and qualification standards for athletes hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team.
What's the Proper Technique for Doing the Long...
Step-by-step illustrated instruction in how to perform the long jump.
Men's Javelin Throw World Records
Men's world records in the javelin throw, 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.
Long Jump Women’s World Records
The world record progression in the women’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
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.
How to Do the High Jump
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the high jump.
Olympic Race Walking Rules
Rules for Olympic race walking events
Olympic Pole Vault Rules
Rules for the Olympic pole vault
How to Throw a Discus Step-by-Step
Take a look at this step-by-step instruction in basic discus throw technique.
Rules for Olympic 100-, 110- and 400-meter...
Rules for Olympic hurdle events.
A list of every men's 100-meter world...
The world records in the men's 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Women's 800-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Step-By-Step Long Jump Tips From World Champ...
World long jump record-breaker Mike Powell describes good long jumping technique.
Men's 1500-Meter World Records
Track and field men's 1500-meter run world record progression, as recognized by the IAAF. Every 1500-meter male world record-holder, including Hicham El-Guerrouj.
3 Types of Track and Field 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.
100 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
5 Drills for Coaching Beginning High Jumpers
Drills to help coaches teach beginning high jumpers.
All the world records set in the women's...
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.
How to Do the Glide Technique in Shot Put
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the glide technique
Justin Gatlin returned from a ban to regain a...
A summary of Justin Gatlin’s track and field career.
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.
How to Throw a Javelin
A step-by-step guide to throwing the javelin
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.
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay races
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay events
Jehue Gordon: Fulfilling His Promise
A summary of hurdler Jehue Gordon’s track and field career.
Men's 200-Meter World Records
Men's track and field world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Advice From a Legend For Success in The Long Jump
World long jump champion Mike Powell offers coaching advice for beginning and established jumpers.
Men's Long Jump Olympic Medalists
The Men's long jump Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Men’s 10,000-Meter World Records
The men's world record progression in the 10,000-meter run, from 1911 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
What Are the Official Rules for the Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic high jump. Track & Field.
Men’s Pole Vault World Records
The men’s track and field world record progression in the pole vault as recognized by the IAAF. Records from Marc Wright to Sergey Bubka.
Did Carl Lewis Fail a Drug Test? Olympic Long...
Biggest controversy in Olympic long jump history.
Men’s 5000-Meter World Records
Men's world record progression in the 5000-meter run, from 1912 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
How Best to Run a 4 x 100 Relay Race
Use these strategies to help your team succeed in the 4 x 100 relay race.
5-foot sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has...
A summary of sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s track and field career.
Men's 800-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault
Learn the Rules of Olympic Shot Put
Rules for the Olympic shot put. Track & Field.
Decathlon Olympic Medalists
Here's a list of the gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in the decathlon from the Summer Olympic games. Includes more info about Olympic track & field.
The story behind every men’s triple jump...
The men's world record progression in the triple jump, from 1912 to the present day, as recognized by the IAAF.
Throw Yourself Into This Rundown of Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic javelin throw
Olympic Triple Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic triple jump
Men's 400-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.
The story of the ever-changing decathlon world...
Every men's decathlon world record holder, from 1922 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
What Are the Most Common Events at a Track and...
Introductions to all of track and field's running, jumping, throwing and multi-sport events.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the High...
Advice and guidelines for the high jump novice.
Sprinter Usain Bolt's record-breaking runs at...
How the Jamaican sprint sensation shattered the world records at 100 and 200 meters.
Every Olympic 200-meter men's medalist, from...
The Men's 200 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole...
Advice and guidelines for the novice pole vaulter.
Learn how Usain Bolt became a world record-brea...
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
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
Women's 400-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Learn the shot put spin method
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the rotational technique.
Women's Javelin Throw World Records
Women's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
Introduction to the Heptathlon
Introduction to the Heptathlon. Track & Field.
An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.
The Fastest Women's Mile: Svetlana Masterkova
The reluctant runner ran away with the women's mile record in 1996.
High Jump Approach Technique
How to coach and develop a sound high jumping approach. A high jump approach follows a basic J-style turn, that uses centrifugal force to get around the turn and get up and over the bar.
100 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
Starting Block Technique: Position Yourself for...
Find out how to get an edge in sprint races in this discussion of starting block technique.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the long...
Advice and guidelines for the long jump novice.
Olympic Hammer Throw Rules
Rules for Olympic hammer throwing
Olympic Discus Throw Rules
Twelve competitors qualify for the Olympic discus throw final. In the 2004 Games, 39 men and 42 women participated in their respective qualification rounds prior to the final.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Discus...
Advice and guidelines for the novice discus thrower.
The Greatest Olympic 1500 Ever? El Guerrouj...
Hicham El Guerrouj and Bernard Lagat waged a memorable duel in the 2004 Olympic 1500-meter final.
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.
Mary Decker and Zola Budd collide in the 1984...
Biggest controversies in Olympic distance running history.
The women who've broken the heptathlon world...
A list of the official and unofficial heptathlon world record holders, from 1978 to the present.
Stories of Olympic Distance Running Stars
What are former Olympic distance runners doing today?
A list of every men’s world record-holder...
The men's world record progression in the 400-meter hurdles, from 1912 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
The story behind every women’s triple...
The women's world record progression in the triple jump, from 1922 to the present day, including records recognized by the IAAF.
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.
Forecasting the 2015 World Championship relay...
A look ahead at the top 2015 World Track and Field Championship contenders in the 4 x 100- and 4 x 400-meter relay events.
Learn the rules for Olympic races of 800 meters...
Rules for Olympic distance running events
Drills for 4 x 100 Relay Teams
Try these drills to improve your time in the 4 x 100 relay.
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.
Learn the discus throw by performing a few...
Drills for beginner and young discus throwers.
A look at the 2015 World Championship sprint...
The top track and field World Championship contenders in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter men's and women's events.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the...
Advice and guidelines for the novice javelin thrower.
Women’s 5000-Meter World Records
The women's 5000-meter world record progression, from 1981 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
Introduction to the Decathlon
Introduction to the Decathlon. Track & Field.
400 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 400 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
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.
Women's Pole Vault Records
The women's track and field pole vault world record progression, as recognized by the IAAF. Records-breakers from 1992 to the present, including Stacy Dragila and Yelena Isinbayeva.
Men's Javelin Olympic Medalists
The Men's javelin throw Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
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.
Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.
Interview With Long Jump World Record-Holder...
Exclusive interview with long jumper Mike Powell
3 Valuable 800-Meter Running Tips From Olympian...
The 1992 800-meter bronze medalist shares his running and coaching advice.
How to Find High Jumpers
What to look for in a high jumper.
Previewing the 2015 World Championship men's...
A look at the 2015 World Track and Field Championship contenders in the 100- and 110-meter hurdles, plus the men's and women's 400-meter hurdles.
Will Claye's Triple Jump Tips
Olympic silver medalist Will Claye discusses triple jump technique and offers advice for coaches and young jumpers.
Introduction to the track and field shot put...
Introduction to shot put. Track & Field.
Men's 110-Meter Hurdles World Records
The men's world record progression in the 110-meter hurdles event, from 1908 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
Asafa Powell: Sprinting for the Record Books
A summary of sprint star Asafa Powell’s track and field career.
A history of throwers who've broken the IAAF...
The history of the men's discus throw world record progression, from 1912 to the present.
LaShawn Merritt's Running Tips
Olympic and World champion LaShawn Merritt offers advice on how to run the 400 meters.
Olympic Steeplechase Rules
Rules for the Olympic steeplechase event
The Stories of Former Olympic Jumping Stars
What are former Olympic jumpers doing today?
Sprinting: Developing Stride Length
Teach your sprinters how to optimize their stride lengths.
Olympic Decathlon Rules
Rules for the Olympic decathlon. Track & Field.
400-Meter Hurdles Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 400-meter hurdles Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Hurdles
Advice and guidelines for the novice hurdler.
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.
Heptathlon Olympic Medalists
The Women’s heptathlon Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Drug Testing Scandals: Olympic Sprint...
Biggest controversies in Olympic sprint history.
The men's high jump world record progression.
All the men's high jump world records, as recognized by the IAAF.
A list of every women’s world record-hold...
The women's world record progression in the 400-meter hurdles, from 1974 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.
A basic introduction to the track and field...
A basic introduction to the track and field discus throw event, including technical details and world records.
Common track and field terms
An A-through-K list of track and field terms.
Sprint Acceleration
Learn how to keep building your speed during a sprint race.
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
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.
Robert Harting: Dominating the Discus
A summary of Robert Harting’s discus throwing career.
Women's 100-Meter Hurdles Records
The world record progression in the women's 100-meter hurdles, from 1969 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Track and Field: What's the shot put?
What is the shot put? Here's a comprehensive look at the Olympic event
How the discus throw differs from rotational...
How the spin shot put differs from the discus throw.
A summary of sprinter Kirani James' track and...
A summary of 400-meter champion Kirani James’ track and field career.
Mo Farah: Distance Double Threat
A summary of British World Champion Mo Farah’s track and field career.
An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.
High Jump Takeoff Technique
Learn takeoff techniques to get you over the bar.
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Discus
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Discus Throw
Profile of Discus Thrower Sandra Perkovic
A summary of discus thrower Sandra Perkovic’s track and field career.
4 x 400-Meter Relay Tips
Coaching advice for the 4 x 400-meter relay race.
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
A Brief History of Jumping Events
A Brief History of Jumping Events
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Shot Put
Advice and guidelines for the shot put novice.
The prime 2015 World Championship contenders in...
A look at the top 2015 World Championship medal contenders in the hammer throw and javelin throw events.
Tirunesh Dibaba: World Champ Gains Distance...
An overview of Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba's track and field career
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Hammer Throw
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Hammer Throw
Learn about sprinter Yohan Blake's track and...
A summary of Jamaican star Yohan Blake's track and field career.
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.
An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump
1500 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 1500 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
The basics of the track and field javelin...
Basic information on the track and field javelin throwing event, including technique and world records.
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.
Track and Field Records
A compilation of track and field records, including world, Olympic and championship marks.
How to Find Pole Vaulters
Pole vault champion Stacy Dragila offers tips on which athletes make the best vaulters.
The top 2015 World Championship hopefuls in the...
A preview of the top 2015 World Championship medal contenders in the discus throw and shot put events.
Introduction to the Pole Vault
Introduction to the track & field pole vault event

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