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Four Minutes and Beyond: The Fastest Miles Ever...
The greatest men's mile runs in track and field history.
How to Do the High Jump
Take a look at this step-by-step instruction in basic high jump technique.
5 Drills for Coaching Beginning High Jumpers
Drills to help coaches teach beginning high jumpers.
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.
Step-By-Step Long Jump Tips From World Champ...
World long jump record-breaker Mike Powell describes good long jumping technique.
How to Throw a Discus Step-by-Step
Take a look at this step-by-step instruction in basic discus throw technique.
What Are the Fastest Times for Women Running...
The greatest women's mile runs in track and field history.
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.
Advice From a Legend For Success in The Long Jump
World long jump champion Mike Powell offers coaching advice for beginning and established jumpers.
What's the Proper Technique for Doing the Long...
Step-by-step illustrated instruction in how to perform the long jump.
Men's Track and Field World Records for Each...
World records in a variety of Track & Field Events
How to Do the Glide Technique in Shot Put
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the glide technique
Starting Block Technique: Position Yourself for...
Find out how to get an edge in sprint races in this discussion of starting block technique.
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.
Drills for 4 x 100 Relay Teams
Try these drills to improve your time in the 4 x 100 relay.
Learn the Rules of the Olympic Long Jump
Rules for the Olympic long jump. Track & Field.
What Are the Official Rules for the Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic high jump. Track & Field.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole...
Advice and guidelines for the novice pole vaulter.
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.
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay races
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay events
Learn the Rules of Olympic Shot Put
Rules for the Olympic shot put. Track & Field.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Hurdles
Advice and guidelines for the novice hurdler.
How to Throw a Javelin
A step-by-step guide to throwing the javelin
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 shot put spin method
Step-by-step instruction in how to perform the shot put using the rotational technique.
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.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Discus...
Advice and guidelines for the novice discus thrower.
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.
3 Valuable 800-Meter Running Tips From Olympian...
The 1992 800-meter bronze medalist shares his running and coaching advice.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the long...
Advice and guidelines for the long jump novice.
21 Women's Track and Field World Records
Women's Track & Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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.
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.
Men’s Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the men’s long jump, 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.
Olympian Amanda Bingson explains some important...
American hammer throw record-holder explains some of the finer details of the event.
Rules for Olympic 100-, 110- and 400-meter...
Rules for Olympic hurdle events.
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Shot Put
Advice and guidelines for the shot put novice.
Introduction to the track and field shot put...
Introduction to shot put. Track & Field.
How to Find High Jumpers
What to look for in a high jumper.
Throw Yourself Into This Rundown of Olympic...
Rules for the Olympic javelin throw
4 x 400-Meter Relay Tips
Coaching advice for the 4 x 400-meter relay race.
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.
How to Coach the 300 Intermediate Hurdles
Check out these tips for coaching young intermediate hurdlers.
Developing a Stride Pattern in the 300...
Learn the importance of a good stride pattern in the intermediate hurdles event.
High Jump Takeoff Technique
Learn takeoff techniques to get you over the bar.
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.
100 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
Women's 100-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Triple Jump Rules
Rules for the Olympic triple jump
Olympic history, old and new
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
Common track and field terms
An A-through-K list of track and field terms.
An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault
Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the...
Advice and guidelines for the novice javelin thrower.
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.
Learn the rules for Olympic races of 800 meters...
Rules for Olympic distance running events
Women's 800-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 800-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.
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.
Starting Block Technique: Common...
A list of five common starting block mistakes committed by runners in sprint races.
A list of every men's 100-meter world...
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.
Women's 200-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.
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.
High Jump Bar-Clearance Mechanics
All-American high jumper Holly Thompson tells you how to clear the bar.
Learn about 400-meter hurdles technique from...
American champion and Olympic finalist Georganne Moline offers her thoughts on how to run the 400 hurdles.
Long Jump Women’s World Records
The world record progression in the women’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.
Olympic Race Walking Rules
Rules for Olympic race walking 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.
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.
Men's Javelin Throw World Records
Men's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
Sprint Acceleration
Learn how to keep building your speed during a sprint race.
Learn how Usain Bolt became a world record-brea...
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
Learn the discus throw by performing a few...
Drills for beginner and young discus throwers.
Sprinting: Developing Stride Length
Teach your sprinters how to optimize their stride lengths.
A look at the basics of sprint and relay...
Introduction to sprint and relay track & field events.
Rotational Shot Put: Coaching Advice
Spin shot put coaching advice from Olympic silver medalist John Godina.
Coaching New High Jumpers
How to coach your high jump beginners.
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
A Brief History of Distance Running Events
Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.
Walkover drills offer a good first step for...
Learning to perform hurdles walkover drills. Developing a lead leg strategy for the hurdles. Coaching hurdlers.
Men's 200-Meter World Records
Men's track and field world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Women's Javelin Throw World Records
Women's world records in the javelin throw, as recognized by the IAAF.
Track and Field Records
A compilation of track and field records, including world, Olympic and championship marks.
Sprint Mechanics: Turnover
Running tips to help sprinters keep their feet moving quickly.
How to Find Pole Vaulters
Pole vault champion Stacy Dragila offers tips on which athletes make the best vaulters.
An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.
400 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The Men's 400 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Learning Sprint Mechanics
Learn how to coach sprinters to develop greater speed.
Introduction to the Decathlon
Introduction to the Decathlon. Track & Field.
Men's Long Jump Olympic Medalists
The Men's long jump Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners from the Olympic Games.
Men's 400-Meter World Records
Men's world records in the 400-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF.
Pole Vault Basics
An overview of the pole vault event.
Olympic Pole Vault Rules
Rules for the Olympic pole vault
The Greatest Olympic 1500 Ever? El Guerrouj...
Hicham El Guerrouj and Bernard Lagat waged a memorable duel in the 2004 Olympic 1500-meter final.
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.
Men's Indoor World Records
Men's indoor records recognized by the IAAF.
Introduction to the Long Jump
Introduction to the Long Jump. Track & Field.
An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.
Fixing Common Hurdles Mistakes
Fixing Common Hurdles Mistakes. Helpful advice for young hurdlers who want to improve their craft. coaching hurdles. hurdles training.
Introduction to Javelin Throwing
Introduction to Javelin Throwing
Introduction to the Discus Throw
A basic introduction to the track and field discus throw event.
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
Introduction to Hurdles
Introduction to track & field hurdle events
An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump
How to Find and Develop Long Jumpers
How can track and field coaches find and develop young long jumpers? Here's where to begin.
A Brief History of Throwing Events
A Brief History of Throwing Events
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 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.
High Jump Basics
Introduction to the high jump. Track & Field.
A Brief History of Jumping Events
A Brief History of Jumping Events
Mac Wilkins' Throwing Tips
Gold Medalist Mac Wilkins offers advice for throwers and coaches.
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.
Introduction to the Pole Vault
Introduction to the track & field pole vault event
100 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
The Women’s Olympic 100 meter Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal Winners.
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
Olympic Hammer Throw Rules
Rules for Olympic hammer throwing
Kendall Baisden Interview: Tips for Young...
Running advice from one of America's top young sprinters
Rotational Shot Put: Stance and Start
Learn how to set up and begin a spin shot put throw.
Interview With Long Jump World Record-Holder...
Exclusive interview with long jumper Mike Powell
The Fastest Women's Mile: Svetlana Masterkova
The reluctant runner ran away with the women's mile record in 1996.
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.
The story behind the men’s marathon world...
World-record and world-best men's marathon performances recognized by the IAAF, from 1908 to the present.
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.
Mary Decker and Zola Budd collide in the 1984...
Biggest controversies in Olympic distance running history.
Interview With Gold Medal Sprinter Jim Hines
Exclusive interview with 1968 Olympic 100-meter champion Jim Hines.
Women's 400-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 400-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.
Learning the proper form is a key to mastering...
Young hurdlers can perform a variety of drills to improve their technique. learning proper hurdling form. coaching young hurdlers. hurdles practice.
Intermediate Hurdles Drills
Jogging and running drills help novice hurdlers continue their learning progression. Coaching the hurdles. Training hurdlers. Practicing hurdles.
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.
Every women's indoor track and field world...
Women's indoor records recognized by the IAAF.
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.
How the discus throw differs from rotational...
How the spin shot put differs from the discus throw.
What is Olympic Discus?
What is Olympic Discus? In this event, throwers spin to generate speed then hurl the metal plate down the field as far as they can. The sport evolved from stone-throwing hunting techniques and, much more recently, inspired the frisbee. The discus also has a proud heritage of its own, dating back to the ancient Greek Olympics.
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.
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.
Healthy Track & Field Practice
Strategies for keeping Track & Field athletes healthy at practice
Rotational Shot Put: Driving Through the Ring
Learn how to begin your shot put spin.
Pole Vault Technique, Part 1
Learn about the approach run, stride length and how to carry the pole.
An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.
Olympic Heptathlon Rules
Rules for the Olympic heptathlon
Steven Hooker: Australian Pole Vault Champ
A summary of pole vaulter Steven Hooker’s track and field career.
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
A Brief History of Sprints and Hurdles
How to Coach New Hurdlers
Information for track and field coaches and young athletes who want to learn about the hurdles. How to find hurdlers. How to practice the hurdles.
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.
The men's high jump world record progression.
All the men's high jump world records, as recognized by the IAAF.
Learn why former world record-holder Jim Ryun...
Former world record-holder Jim Ryun hopes to see the mile run regain its place in the metric track and field world.

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