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Four Minutes and Beyond: The Fastest Miles Ever...
The greatest men's mile runs in track and field history.
What Are the Fastest Times for Women Running...
The greatest women'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
How to Do the High Jump
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the high jump.
5 Drills for Coaching Beginning High Jumpers
Drills to help coaches teach beginning high jumpers.
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.
How to Throw a Discus Step-by-Step
Take a look at this step-by-step instruction in basic discus throw technique.
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.
Step-By-Step Long Jump Tips From World Champ...
World long jump record-breaker Mike Powell describes good long jumping technique.
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.
What Are the Official Rules for the Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic high jump. Track & Field.
Advice From a Legend For Success in The Long Jump
World long jump champion Mike Powell offers coaching advice for beginning and established jumpers.
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.
Drills for 4 x 100 Relay Teams
Try these drills to improve your time in the 4 x 100 relay.
21 Women's Track and Field World Records
Women's Track & Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
How to Do the Glide Technique in Shot Put
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the glide technique
Learn the Rules of the Olympic Long Jump
Rules for the Olympic long jump. Track & Field.
Men’s Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the men’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
How to Throw a Javelin
A step-by-step guide to throwing the javelin
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.
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay races
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay events
Will Claye's Triple Jump Tips
Olympic silver medalist Will Claye discusses triple jump technique and offers advice for coaches and young jumpers.
Learn the Rules of Olympic Shot Put
Rules for the Olympic shot put. Track & Field.
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.
Women's 100-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
100 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the long...
Advice and guidelines for the long jump novice.
Starting Block Technique: Position Yourself for...
Find out how to get an edge in sprint races in this discussion of starting block technique.
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.
Women's 800-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Throw Yourself Into This Rundown of Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic javelin throw
Rules for Olympic 100-, 110- and 400-meter...
Rules for Olympic hurdle events.
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.
Learn the shot put spin method
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the rotational technique.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the High...
Advice and guidelines for the high jump novice.
Olympic Triple Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic triple jump
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.
A list of every men's 100-meter world...
The world records in the men's 100-meter run, as 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.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Hurdles
Advice and guidelines for the novice hurdler.
Long Jump Women’s World Records
The world record progression in the women’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
3 Valuable 800-Meter Running Tips From Olympian...
The 1992 800-meter bronze medalist shares his running and coaching advice.
Men's 800-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 800-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
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.
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault
Olympic history, old and new
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
The Greatest Olympic 1500 Ever? El Guerrouj...
Hicham El Guerrouj and Bernard Lagat waged a memorable duel in the 2004 Olympic 1500-meter final.
Sprinter Usain Bolt's record-breaking runs at...
How the Jamaican sprint sensation shattered the world records at 100 and 200 meters.
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 Discus...
Advice and guidelines for the novice discus thrower.
Learn the rules for Olympic races of 800 meters...
Rules for Olympic distance running events
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 Basics of the 300 Intermediate Hurdles Event
Read about the intermediate hurdles event and find out the key qualities of a strong intermediate hurdler.
4 x 400-Meter Relay Tips
Coaching advice for the 4 x 400-meter relay race.
Women's Javelin Throw World Records
Women's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
How to Find High Jumpers
What to look for in a high jumper.
How to Coach the 300 Intermediate Hurdles
Check out these tips for coaching young intermediate hurdlers.
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.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole...
Advice and guidelines for the novice pole vaulter.
Developing a Stride Pattern in the 300...
Learn the importance of a good stride pattern in the intermediate hurdles event.
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.
An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the...
Advice and guidelines for the novice javelin thrower.
Men's 400-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
High Jump Takeoff Technique
Learn takeoff techniques to get you over the bar.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Shot Put
Advice and guidelines for the shot put novice.
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.
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
Men's Javelin Throw World Records
Men's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Pole Vault Rules
Rules for the Olympic pole vault
High Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the high jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
Olympic Race Walking Rules
Rules for Olympic race walking events
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.
Introduction to the Decathlon
Introduction to the Decathlon. Track & Field.
The Fastest Women's Mile: Svetlana Masterkova
The reluctant runner ran away with the women's mile record in 1996.
Common track and field terms
An A-through-K list of track and field terms.
Men's 200-Meter World Records
Men's track and field world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
A Brief History of Jumping Events
A Brief History of Jumping Events
Introduction to the track and field shot put...
Introduction to shot put. Track & Field.
Learn the discus throw by performing a few...
Drills for beginner and young discus throwers.
100 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
Walkover drills offer a good first step for...
Learning to perform hurdles walkover drills. Developing a lead leg strategy for the hurdles. Coaching hurdlers.
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.
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
The men's high jump world record progression.
All the men's high jump world records, as recognized by the IAAF.
Mac Wilkins' Throwing Tips
Gold Medalist Mac Wilkins offers advice for throwers and coaches.
Olympic Hammer Throw Rules
Rules for Olympic hammer throwing
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.
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.
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.
Starting Block Technique: Common...
A list of five common starting block mistakes committed by runners in sprint races.
Women's 200-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Women’s 5000-Meter World Records
The women's 5000-meter world record progression, from 1981 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.
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.
Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.
200 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 200 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.
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.
Women's 400-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
LaShawn Merritt's Running Tips
Olympic and World champion LaShawn Merritt offers advice on how to run the 400 meters.
Learn how Usain Bolt became a world record-brea...
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
Sprint Acceleration
Learn how to keep building your speed during a sprint race.
Sprinting: Developing Stride Length
Teach your sprinters how to optimize their stride lengths.
How to Find Pole Vaulters
Pole vault champion Stacy Dragila offers tips on which athletes make the best vaulters.
High Jump Bar-Clearance Mechanics
All-American high jumper Holly Thompson tells you how to clear the bar.
The basics of the track and field javelin...
Basic information on the track and field javelin throwing event, including technique and world records.
A look at the basics of sprint and relay...
Introduction to sprint and relay track & field events.
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.
An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump
Coaching New High Jumpers
How to coach your high jump beginners.
Learning Sprint Mechanics
Learn how to coach sprinters to develop greater speed.
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.
400 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 400 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
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.
Did Carl Lewis Fail a Drug Test? Olympic Long...
Biggest controversy in Olympic long jump history.
Discover the basics of the sport of hammer...
Learn about the equipment, best performances and the basics of hammer throwing.
A Brief History of Throwing Events
A Brief History of Throwing Events
All the medal-winners from the 2015 World...
The gold, silver and bronze medalists from the second annual IAAF World Relays, held in Nassau, Bahamas May 2-3, 2015.
Rotational Shot Put: Coaching Advice
Spin shot put coaching advice from Olympic silver medalist John Godina.
An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles
Olympic Steeplechase Rules
Rules for the Olympic steeplechase event
Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.
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
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
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
The Stories of Former Olympic Jumping Stars
What are former Olympic jumpers doing today?
Mary Decker and Zola Budd collide in the 1984...
Biggest controversies in Olympic distance running history.
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Javelin Throw
A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Javelin Throw
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.
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.
Sprint Mechanics: Turnover
Running tips to help sprinters keep their feet moving quickly.
Fixing Common Hurdles Mistakes
Fixing Common Hurdles Mistakes. Helpful advice for young hurdlers who want to improve their craft. coaching hurdles. hurdles training.
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.
How to perform the triple jump step-by-step
Step-by-step triple jump technique
A race-by-race look at the women's events from...
A review of all five women's races from the 2015 IAAF World Relays, held in Nassau, Bahamas.
Pole Vault Basics
An overview of the pole vault event.
How to Find and Develop Long Jumpers
How can track and field coaches find and develop young long jumpers? Here's where to begin.
Introduction to Hurdles
Introduction to track & field hurdle events
400 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s 400 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Men's Long Jump Olympic Medalists
The Men's long jump Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Interview With Long Jump World Record-Holder...
Exclusive interview with long jumper Mike Powell
Shot Put Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s shot put Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.
How the discus throw differs from rotational...
How the spin shot put differs from the discus throw.
Robert Harting: Dominating the Discus
A summary of Robert Harting’s discus throwing career.
Olympic Decathlon Rules
Rules for the Olympic decathlon. Track & Field.
Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic triumph in Berlin meant as much off the track as on.
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 Sergei Bubka.

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