Track & Field Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Track and Field Overview for Athletes and Spectators
An overview of track and field events and competitions, including how-to advice for novice competitors and coaches, rules and regulations, current events, feature stories, interviews with major track and field personalities, Olympic Games news plus track and field history.

Fastest Mile Times: The Women’s Mile World Records
The greatest women's mile runs in track and field history.

Men's Discus Throw World Record Progression
The history of the men's discus throw world record progression, from 1912 to the present.

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles World Records
The women's world record progression in the 400-meter hurdles, from 1974 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.

2015 World Championship Sprint Preview
The top track and field World Championship contenders in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter men's and women's events.

Men's Marathon World Record Progression
World-record and world-best men's marathon performances recognized by the IAAF, from 1908 to the present.

Svetlana Shkolina
A profile of Russian high jumper Svetlana Shkolina's track and field career.

2015 World Championship Schedule
A list of events for the 2015 World Track and Field Championships in Beijing.

1904 Olympic Track and Field Review
The stories behind the track and field medalists from the third Olympic Games, held in St. Louis in 1904.

2015 World Relays Results
The gold, silver and bronze medalists from the second annual IAAF World Relays, held in Nassau, Bahamas May 2-3, 2015.

Vitezslav Vesely: From Protege to Champion
An overview of Czech javelin thrower Vitezslav Vesely's track and field career.

2015 World Championship Qualification Standards
The qualifying standards for each 2015 World Championship event, as established by the IAAF, plus a list of alternate qualification methods.

400-Meter Hurdles Women's Olympic Medalists
All of the women’s 400-meter hurdles gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Olympic Games, from 1984-2012.

Men's 10,000 Meter - Summer Olympic Medalists
All of the men's gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the Olympic Games' longest track event, the 10,000 meters, from 1912 to the present.

Profile of Olympic Sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown.

Profile of Sprinter Tyson Gay
Everything you'd want to know about American Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay

100 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists (1896 - 2012)
A listing of all the men's Olympic 100-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winners, from the 1896 Athens Games to the London Olympics of 2012.

400 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
A list of the men's 400-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Olympic Games, from 1896 through the present day.

Beginner's Track and Field: Learning the Pole Vault
Advice and guidelines for the novice pole vaulter.

Profile of Sprint Hurdler Brianna Rollins
A summary of American sprint hurdler Brianna Rollins' track and field career, including her 2013 World Championship victory.

Running Advice From Jim Ryun
Former mile champion and Olympic medalist Jim Ryun offers tips for middle distance runners.

Georganne Moline Interview: The Rise of a Hurdles Standout
The 2012 Olympic 400-meter hurdles finalist explains how she started in track and field.

Olympian Harvey Glance Talks Sprint Coaching
Gold-medal sprinter and coach Harvey Glance offers advice for sprint coaches.

4 x 200-Meter Relay Tips
Baton-passing advice for sprint coaches and for 4 x 200-meter relay runners.

Men's Hammer Throw Olympic Medalists
A complete list of the Olympic men's hammer throw gold, silver and bronze medal winners, from 1900 through 2012.

Learning the Hammer Throw
American Olympian Amanda Bingson Offers Advice for New Hammer Throwers.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 16.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 15.

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition. Page 12.

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition. Page 6.

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition. Page 3.

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition. Page 10.

2008 Olympic Steeplechase Photos
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic steeplechase competition. Page 11.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in hurdles from the Summer Olympic Games.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in hurdles from the Summer Olympic Games.

Olympic High Jump
A comprehensive look at the Olympic high jump, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Hurdles
A comprehensive look at the Olympic hurdles events, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Sprinters
Profiles of track and field's top male and female sprinters.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 18.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 8.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 2.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 10.

2008 Olympic Shot Put Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic shot put competition. Page 11.

Sprints and Hurdles
Top sprint and hurdle contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 3.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 5.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 2.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 4.

Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.

Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 5.

Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 3.

Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 2.

Long Jump Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of the long jump, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 4.

Middle distance running events
An overview of middle distance running events, including the 800-meter, 1500-meter and one-mile runs.

Track and Field Technique
Illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of basic track and field technique for a variety of events.

Introduction to the Discus Throw
A basic introduction to the track and field discus throw event, including technical details and world records.

Joe Kovacs: Shot Put Star Rises from Parking Lot to the Medals Stand
Thrower Joe Kovacs went from training in his high school parking lot to become a United States and World Championship gold medalist in the shot put.

Dennis Kimetto: From the Farm to the Marathon Record Book
Kenyan farmer-turned-runner Dennis Kimetto broke through the 2:03 marathon barrier to set a world record in 2014.

2008 Olympic Javelin Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic javelin competition

2008 Olympic Javelin Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic javelin competition. Page 7.

2008 Olympic Javelin Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic javelin competition. Page 2.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 9.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 7.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 6.

Javelin Throw Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of javelin throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 8.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 8.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 7.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 6.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 5.

2008 Olympic Javelin Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic javelin competition. Page 14.

2008 Olympic Javelin Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic javelin competition. Page 12.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 13.

2008 Olympic Hammer Throw Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic hammer competition. Page 10.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 4.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 3.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 2.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 6.

Discus Action Photo Gallery
View action photographs of discus throwing, which is one of the sports represented in the Summer Olympic Games. Page 5.

World Record Progressions
All-time world record progressions for each track and field event.

Profiles of Middle Distance Runners
Profiles of Middle Distance Runners

Profiles of Distance Runners
Profiles of Distance Runners. Track & Field.

World Record Progressions
The world record history for each track and field event.

Good Starting Block Technique for Runners
Find out how to get an edge in sprint races in this discussion. The start affects the smooth execution of the whole race.

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Men's Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the men’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.

Olympic Javelin Throw Rules - Track and Field
Equipment specifications and competition rules for the men's and women's Olympic javelin throw event.

Tips From the Pros
Tips and advice on track and field technique from professional athletes and coaches.

Track and Field sprint and relay events
An overview of sprint and relay Track and Field events.

Harvey Glance's 400-Meter Coaching Tips
Harvey Glance - a 1976 Olympic gold medalist and coach of 2012 Olympic 400-meter champion Kirani James - offers coaching advice for 400-meter runners.

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.

Women's 400-Meter World Records
Women's 400-meter run world records, recognized by the IAAF, 1957 to the present. Every female 400-meter world record-holder, including Marita Koch.

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.

How to Become an Olympic Track & Field Athlete
Eligibility and qualification standards for athletes hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team. Page 2.

Men's 200-Meter World Records
Men's track and field world records in the 200-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF. Every male 200-meter world record holder, including Usain Bolt.

Women's 100-Meter World Records
Women's world records in the 100-meter run, as recognized by the IAAF. Every female 100-meter world record holder, including Florence Griffith-Joyner.

IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships
News and information about the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships, including past results, future schedules and a preview of upcoming events.

World Indoor Championships 2016 Distance Review
Reviewing the 2016 World Indoor Championships 800-meter, 1500-meter and 3000-meter races. The distance running medalists from the Portland World Indoor Championships.

Women's 5000-Meter World Records
The women's 5000-meter world record progression, 1981 to the present, recognized by the IAAF. Every 5000-meter record holder, including Tirunesh Dibaba.

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.

Gold, silver and bronze medalists from the World Indoor Track and Field Championships
Gold, silver and bronze medalists from the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships from 1987 to the present.

Women's Pole Vault Records
The women's track and field pole vault world record progression, recognized by the IAAF. Record-breakers from 1992 to the present, including Stacy Dragila and Yelena Isinbayeva.

Men's 10,000-Meter World Records
The men's 10,000-meter world record progression, from 1911 to the present, recognized by the IAAF. Every 10,000-meter run record holder, including Kenenisa Bekele.

Men's Triple Jump World Records
The men's triple jump world record progression, 1912 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF. Male triple jump world record holders, including Jonathan Edwards

Beginner Shot Put Fundamentals
Learn the building blocks for the shot put event

Introduction to the High Jump
Introduction to the track and field high jump event.

Milcah Chemos: The Steeplechase Diamond
A summary of Milcah Chemos Cheywa’s track and field career.

Profiles of Throwers
Profiles of track and field's top male and female throwers.

Profiles of Outstanding Discus Throwers
Personal and professional histories of standout discus throw performers.

Profile of Discus Thrower Sandra Perkovic
A summary of Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic’s track and field career.

World Indoor Championships 2016 Sprint Review
A race-by-race look at the 2016 World Indoor Championships results in the men's and women's 60-meter, 400-meter and 4 x 400-meter relay events.

Profiles of Hurdlers
Profiles of track and field's top male and female hurdlers.

Profile of Long Jump Champion Brittney Reese
An overview of American long jumper Brittney Reese's track and field career, including her Olympic and World Championship victories.

Profile of Sprinter/Hurdler Natalya Antyukh
A summary of Russian sprint and 400-meter hurdles champion Natalya Antyukh’s track and field career.

How to perform the triple jump approach run
Step-by-step triple jump technique

Learn how to perform the triple jump's hop phase
Step-by-step triple jump technique

Learn how to perform the triple jump's landing.
Step-by-step triple jump technique

Men's Track and Field World Records by Event
World records in every men's track and field event, as recognized by the IAAF.

Christian Cantwell: Profile of Olympic Shot Put Standout Christian Cantwell
Everything you'd want to know about American Olympic shot putter Christian Cantwell

An overview of the track and field triple jump event
Step-by-step triple jump technique

How to perform the jumping phase of the triple jump event
Step-by-step triple jump technique

How to perform the triple jump step phase
Step-by-step triple jump technique

How to perform the triple jump's flight phase
Step-by-step triple jump technique

Introduction to the track and field shot put event
Introduction to the track and field shot put event, including basic rules plus technical and historical information.

Reese Hoffa: Profile of American Shot Put Star Reese Hoffa
An overview of American shot putter Reese Hoffa's track and field career.

Men's Track and Field World Records by Event
World records in every men's track and field event, as recognized by the IAAF.

Learn more about the triple jump
Step-by-step triple jump technique

Men's Track and Field World Records by Event
World records in every men's track and field event, as recognized by the IAAF.

2013 World Championship Qualifying Standards
Qualification standards for each track and field event of the 2013 outdoor World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Usain Bolt: Profile of Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Everything you'd want to know about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.

Track and field meets and athletes
An overview of track and field's most important events, including the Summer Olympic Games and the world Championships, plus profiles of and interviews with some of track and field's top athletes.

Olympic Sprint and Relay Rules
Rules for Olympic sprint and relay events

Introductions to Track and Field Events
Introductions to all of track and field's running, jumping, throwing and multi-sport events.

2014 IAAF World Relays Results
Results from the 2014 IAAF World Relays track and field meet, May 24 and 25 in Nassau, Bahamas. Gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the World Relays.

John Godina's Rotational Shot Put Instruction
Advice on how to coach and learn the spin shot put, from two-time Olympic medalist John Godina.

Track and Field Records
Track and field world records, Olympic records, World Championship records, continental records and national records.

World Track and Field Championships
After the Olympics, track and field's key events are the Outdoor and Indoor World Championships, which take place in alternate years. You'll find a schedule of coming events plus the results and history of recent events in this section.

Shot put
An overview of the track and field shot put event including the sport's history, rules and records.

Track & Field throwing events
Overview of throwing events. Includes required skills, necessary equipment, technique and profiles of successful athletes. Events include shot put, discus, javelin and hammer.

Track & Field world outdoor championship competitions
News and information about the IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

2013 Outdoor World Championships
Schedules, previews, results and recaps for the 2013 Moscow World Track and Field Championships.

Olympic and World Championship Records
Records for the Olympics, World Championships and World Indoor Championships.

Area and National Records
Continental and national track and field records.

John Godina's Rotational Shot Put Instruction
Advice on how to coach and learn the spin shot put, from two-time Olympic medalist John Godina.

2013 World Championship Previews
The best performers in the 2013 outdoor World Championships.

World Relays
An annual competition in five different relay events.

Comparing the Discus Throw to Rotational Shot Put
How the spin shot put differs from the discus throw.

Track and Field Glossary, From L-Z
An list of common track and field terms, from

Track and Field Glossary, From A-K
An A-through-K list of track and field terms.

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles World Records
The men's world record progression in the 400-meter hurdles, from 1912 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.

Distance Runners and Race Walkers
The top distance run and race walk contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in distance running from the Summer Olympic Games.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in distance running from the Summer Olympic Games.

The top jumping contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.
The top jumping contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.

The top contenders in the decathlon and heptathlon events at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.
The top contenders in the decathlon and heptathlon events at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.

Olympic Discus Throw
A comprehensive look at the Olympic discus throw event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in race walking from the Summer Olympic Games.
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in race walking from the Summer Olympic Games.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in sprints and relays from the Summer Olympic Games
Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners in sprints and relays from the Summer Olympic Games.

The top throwing contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.
The top throwing contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Championships.

2011 World Outdoor Championship Previews
Previews of each 2011 World Outdoor Championship event.

2011 World Outdoor Championship Daily Recaps
Results in every event from the 2011 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

2015 Outdoor World Championships
Schedule, previews and event reviews on the 2015 World Track and Field Championships.

Sprinter Profiles
Check out biographies of some of the greatest sprinters in track and field.

Profiles of Hurdlers
Read brief biographies of standout hurdlers.

Profiles of Marathon Runners
Personal histories of some of the world's best marathon runners.

Profiles of Track and Field Distance Runners and Walkers
Profiles of track and field's top male and female distance runners and walkers.

Profiles of track and field jumpers.
Profiles of track and field's top jumpers.

Profiles of multi-sport track and field athletes.
Profiles of track and field's top male and female multi-sport athletes.

Olympic Decathlon
A comprehensive look at the Olympic decathlon event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Hammer Throw
A comprehensive look at the Olympic hammer throw event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Long Jump
A comprehensive look at the Olympic long jump event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Pole Vault
A comprehensive look at the Olympic pole vault event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Shot Put
A comprehensive look at the Olympic shot put event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Sprints and Relays
A comprehensive look at the Olympic sprint and relay events, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Steeplechase
A comprehensive look at the Olympic steeplechase event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Profiles of Long Jumpers
Career summaries of many of the best long jumpers in the world.

Profiles of Pole Vaulters
Biographies of some of track and field's best pole vaulters.

Triple Jump Profiles
The stories of some of the world's greatest triple jumpers.

Profiles of Outstanding Shot Putters
Personal and professional histories of standout shot put performers.

Profiles of Outstanding Javelin Throwers
Personal and professional histories of standout performers in the javelin throw.

Profiles of Leading Contenders at the 2009 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Profiles of the top athletes competing for medals at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Track and Field Drills
Drills in a variety of track and field events for competitors of various levels.

Javelin throwing
An overview of the track and field javelin throwing event including the sport's history, rules and records.

Olympic Distance Running
A comprehensive look at the Olympic distance running events, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic heptathlon
A comprehensive look at Olympic heptathlon, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Javelin Throw
A comprehensive look at the Olympic javelin throw event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Marathon Run
A comprehensive look at the Olympic marathon event, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Olympic Track and Field Medalists
A complete list of track and field gold, silver and bronze medalists from the Olympic Games, from 1896 through the present.

Olympic Race Walking
A comprehensive look at Olympic race walking events, including rules, past results and photo galleries.

Gold, silver and bronze medalists from the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Gold, silver and bronze medalists from the IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 1983 to the present

2011 World Outdoor Championships
Information on the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, held in Daegu, South Korea.

Steeplechase Profiles
The stories behind some of the world's greatest steeplechase runners.

High Jumper Profiles
Brief histories of some of the world's top high jumpers.

Profiles of Outstanding Hammer Throwers
Personal and professional histories of standout performers in the hammer throw.

Discus throw
An overview of the track and field discus throw event including the sport's history, rules and records.

High jump
High jump overview including high jumping technique, rules and history.

Track & Field hurdle events
Overview of Track & Field hurdle events.

Long jump
Long jump overview including long jumping technique, rules and history.

Olympic track and field rules
Rules for each Olympic running, throwing, jumping and multi-sport event.

Pole vault
Pole vault overview including pole vaulting technique, rules and history.

Steeplechase running
An overview of steeplechase competition.

Track and Field Technique
Illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of various track and field events, demonstrating basic technique for each event.

Track and Field Technique: Illustrated, Step-by-step Track and Field Technique
Illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of basic track and field technique in a variety of events.

Triple jump
Triple jump overview including triple jumping technique, rules and history.

Clinics for Track & Field coaches
Clinics for Track & Field coaches at various levels of competition.

Decathlon
An overview of the men's decathlon event.

Hammer Throw
An overview of the track and field hammer throwing event including the sport's history, rules and records.

Heptathlon
An overview of the women's heptathlon event.

Marathon running
An overview of marathon running.

Olympic Track & Field history
Brief history of Olympic Track & Field including evolution of events, ancient and modern Olympics, Olympic records and outstanding athletes.

Race Walking
A comprehensive look at race walking.

Track & Field throwing equipment
Descriptions of throwing equipment used in field events.

Track & Field world records
List of current world record in each Track & Field event.

Action Photo Galleries for Each Track and Field Event
Action photos of some of track and field's greatest competitors during the Olympics, World Championships and other events.

Track & Field coaching resources
Overview of resources available to Track & Field coaches, including books, DVDs, websites and clinics.

Distance running events
Overview of distance running events. Includes required skills, necessary equipment, technique and profiles of successful athletes. Events include 800- 1500- 5000- and 10,000-meter runs, marathon, steeplechase and race walking.

Jumps and pole vault
Overview of jumping and pole vault events. Includes required skills, necessary equipment, technique and profiles of successful athletes. Events include high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault.

Sprints, Hurdles and Relays
Overview of sprint (including relays) and hurdle events. Includes required skills, necessary equipment, technique and profiles of successful athletes.

Track and Field Strategies
Strategies for coaches and competitors in a variety of track and field events.

Summer Olympic Games
A preview of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the U.S. track and field team, as well as a description and history of each Olympic track and field event. (Under construction)

Track and Field history
A brief history of track & field competition and the evolution of each event. Includes Olympic Games history and current world records.

2012 Olympic Previews
Previews of each 2012 Olympic track and field event.

The 2012 London Olympic Games
A complete look at the track and field events of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Olympic Reviews
Event-by-event description of track and field competition at the Summer Olympic Games.

Profile of American Distance Runner Bernard Lagat
An overview of American distance runner Bernard Lagat's track and field career, including World championships at 1500, 3000 and 5000 meters.

Profile of Distance Runner Paula Radcliffe
A summary of British distance-running ace Paula Radcliffe’s track and field career, including her world-record marathon performances.

Profile of Distance Runner Vivian Cheruiyot
A summary of Kenyan distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot’s track and field career.

Profile of Olympic heptathlon standout Jacquelyn Johnson
Everything you'd want to know about American Olympic heptathlon competitor Jacquelyn Johnson.

Strategy for the 400-Meter Race
Olympic gold medalist and track & field coach Harvey Glance offers advice on 400-meter race strategy, for coaches and runners.

200-Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
The men's 200-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Summer Olympic Games, from 1900 to the present.

Women's Javelin Throw Olympic Medalists
The women’s javelin throw gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Summer Olympic Games, from 1932 to the present.

Fanny Blankers-Koen's 1948 Olympic Triumph
In one of the great Olympic performances of all time, Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands won four Olympic track and field gold medals in 1948.

2016 Olympic Track and Field Qualification Standards
The qualification methods and entry standards for every track and field athlete who hopes to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

2016 Olympics Track and Field Schedule
Dates and times for every men's and women's track and field event at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Olympic Distance Running Basics
Check out basic information about the Olympic 800-meter, 1500-meter, 5000-meter, 10,000-meter and marathon runs, for both men and women.

Olympic Hurdles Basics
Olympic hurdles events include the women's 100-meter and men's 110-meter high hurdles, plus the 400-meter low hurdles for both men and women.

Olympic Steeplechase Basics - Competition Overview
Learn about the Olympic steeplechase - aka the duck-billed platypus of the track and field world, because it features an unusual combination of skills to form one challenging race.

Olympic Heptathlon Basics
The women’s-only Olympic heptathlon tests the competitors’ athletic skills, stamina and consistency, as they compete in seven events in a two-day period.

Olympic Sprint and Relay Basics
A look at the basics of Olympic sprint and relay races, including the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter runs, plus the 4 x 100- and 4 x 400-meter relays.

Olympic Race Walking Basics
Olympic race walks feature competitors who must move as fast as possible while employing a walking technique that doesn't veer too close to running.

Olympic Shot Put Basics
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

Triple Jump Drills and Tips
Jumps coach Macka Jones offers four triple-jump drills, plus other advice to help jumpers improve their timing and technique.

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

An Illustrated History of Sprints and Relays
A photographic history of sprints and relays

Decathlon Olympic Medalists 1912-2008
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.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton: Canada's Multi-Events Champion
A profile of Canadian heptathlon champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton's track and field career.

Hyleas Fountain: Profile of Heptathon Star Hyleas Fountain
A summary of American heptathlete Hyleas Fountain's track and field career, including her silver-medal performance at the 2008 Olympics.

The Fastest Women's Mile: Svetlana Masterkova
Reluctant runner Svetlana Masterkova ran away with the women's mile record in 1996.

Men's Javelin Throw World Records Pre- and Post-WWII
A list of every men's world record in the javelin throw, beginning in 1912, as recognized by the IAAF.

Men's 100-Meter IAAF World Record Holders
All the world records in the men's 100-meter run, from 1912 until the present, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's 800-Meter World Records
Every women's world record in track and field's 800-meter event, as recognized by the IAAF, from 1922 until now.

Men's 800-Meter World Records
All of the men's track and field world records in the 800-meter run, from 1912 until the present day, as recognized by the IAAF.

Men's 400-Meter World Records
The men's world record progression in the 400-meter run, from 1912 through the present, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's 200-Meter World Records
The women's 200-meter world record progression, as recognized by the IAAF, from 1922 to the present.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

An Illustrated History of the Triple Jump
A photographic history of the triple jump.

Women’s Long Jump World Records
The world record progression in the women’s long jump, as recognized by the IAAF.

2016 World Indoor Championships Entry Standards
The qualification standards and selection procedures of each men's and women's event for the 2016 World Indoor Track and Field Championships.

2016 World Indoor Championships Schedule
Schedule of all men's and women's events for the 2016 World Indoor Championships, held in Portland, Oregon, USA.

1936 Women's Olympics Review
A review of the six track and field events held for women at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, held in Berlin, Germany.

Olympic Distance Running Essentials
A comprehensive look at Olympic distance running, with links to the history, rules, statistics and highlights of the sport.

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

An Illustrated History of Pole Vault
A photographic history of pole vault

1936 Men's Olympic Track and Field Review
Event-by-event recaps of the men's track and field competition from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, including Jesse Owens' four victories.

1936 Men's Olympic Track and Field Review, Part 2
Looking back at the 1936 Olympic men's track and field program, featuring the relays, throws, jumps and decathlon.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Javelin
A brief photographic history of javelin throwing.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Discus
A photographic history of the discus throw.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Shot Put
A brief photographic history of the shot put.

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

An Illustrated History of Hurdles
A photographic history of hurdles

Track and Field Athlete Profiles
Profiles of the top track and field performers in the United States and around the world.

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

An Illustrated History of the High Jump
A photographic history of the high jump

Wayde Van Niekerk: South African 400-Meter Champion
A profile of South African sprinter runner Wayde Van Niekerk's track and field career, including his breakthrough 2015 World Championship victory.

2015 World Championship Race Walks Review
A look look back at the 2015 World Championship men's and women's 20-kilometer race walk events, and at the the men's 50-kilometer race walk.

Yelena Isinbayeva: Profile of Olympic Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva
Everything you'd want to know about Russian Olympic-champion and record-setting pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva's track and field career.

Profile of distance runner Mo Farah
A summary of British distance-running Champion Mo Farah’s track and field career.

Men's Long Jump Olympic Medalists
The men's long jump gold, silver and bronze medalists from the Summer Olympic Games, from 1896 through 2012.

2015 World Championship Multi-Events Review
An event-by-event review of the 2015 World Championship decathlon and heptathlon competitions, held in Beijing.

Men's Decathlon World Record Progression
Every men's decathlon world record holder, from 1922 to the present, as recognized by the IAAF.

Introduction to the Decathlon
A basic introduction to one of track and field's greatest challenges: the 10-event decathlon competition.

Carl Lewis Wins Four Gold Medals in 1984
American Carl Lewis matched Jesse Owens' feat by winning four gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

The World's Fastest Mile: El Guerrouj Breaks the Record
Hicham El Guerrouj battled Noah Ngeny to the end to break the world mile record in 1999.

David Rudisha: Profile of 800-Meter Runner
A review of Kenyan 800-meter Olympic champion and world record-breaker David Rudisha's track and field career.

2015 World Championship Relays Review
A look at the men's and women's 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 400-meter relays from the 2015 World Championships, held in Beijing.

Profile of Hurdler Sally Pearson
A summary of Australian 100-meter hurdler Sally Pearson’s track and field career.

Pole Vault Men's Olympic Medalists
A complete list of every Men's pole vault gold, silver and bronze medal winner from the Olympic Games, from 1896 through the 2012 London Olympics.

2015 World Championship High Jump and Pole Vault Review
Taking a look back at the men's and women's vertical jump competitions from the 2015 Beijing World Championships.

Ezekiel Kemboi: Profile of Olympic Steeplechase Runner Ezekiel Kemboi
Reviewing the athletic career of Kenya's Ezekiel Kemboi, one of the great steeplechasers in track and field history.

2015 World Championship Long Jump and Triple Jump Review
A look at the horizontal jumping events - the long jump and triple jump - from the 2015 Beijing World Championships.

High Jump Men's Olympic Medalists
All of the men's Olympic high jump gold, silver and bronze medal winners, from 1896 through the 2012 London Games.

1500 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
A listing of all the men's 1500-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Olympic Games, from 1896 through 2012.

Men's Javelin Olympic Medalists
All of the men's Olympic Games javelin throw gold, silver and bronze medal winners, from 1908 through the 2012 London Olympics.

800 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
A list of every men's 800-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winner from the Olympic Games, from 1896 through 2012.

2015 World Championship Shot Put and Discus Review
A look at the men's and women's shot put and discus throw competitions from the 2015 outdoor World Championships.

2015 World Championship Hammer and Javelin Throw Review
A review of the 2015 World Championship men's and women's hammer throw and javelin throw competitions.

2015 World Championship Distance Review
Reviewing the 2015 World Championship 5000-meter, 10,000-meter and marathon distance races, held in Beijing, China.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint High Hurdles Race Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Illustrated Sprint Hurdles Technique
An illustrated, step-by-step guide for high hurdles competitors.

Profile of Sprint Hurdler Aries Merritt
A summary of 110-meter hurdler Aries Merritt’s track and field career, including his world record-setting performance in 2012.

High Jump Women's Olympic Medalists
The women’s high jump gold, silver and bronze medal winners from the Olympic Games, from 1928 through 2012.

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic four-gold-medal triumph in Berlin meant as much off the track as on.

Jeremy Wariner: Profile of Olympic Sprinter Jeremy Wariner
A career profile of American 400-meter Olympic and World champion Jeremy Wariner.

2015 World Championship Middle Distance and Steeplechase Review
A review of the 2015 Track and Field World Championship 800-meter, 1500-meter and steeplechase races for both men and women.

Tirunesh Dibaba: Profile of Distance Runner Tirunesh Dibaba
An overview of Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba's track and field career, including her Olympic and World Championship victories.

Heptathlon Olympic Medalists
A complete listing of the women’s Olympic heptathlon gold, silver and bronze medal winners, from the initial Olympic heptathlon in 1984, through the 2012 London Games.

Marathon Men's Olympic Medalists
The complete list of every men's Olympic marathon gold, silver and bronze medal winner, from 1896 through the 2012 London Olympics.

400-Meter Hurdles Men's Olympic Medalists
A list of every men's 400-meter hurdles Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist, from 1900 through the 2012 London Olympics.

2015 World Championship Sprint Review
A look at the men's and women's sprinting events from the 2015 Beijing World Championships, including the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter races.

2015 World Championship Hurdles Review
A look back and the men's 110- and 400-meter hurdles, and the women's 100- and 400-meter hurdles, from the 2015 World Championships.

100 Meter Women's Olympic Medalists
A list of all of the women’s Olympic 100-meter gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the 100-meter run, from 1928 to the present day.

Greatest Moments In Olympic High Jump
The greatest moments and top achievements in the Olympic high jump, from the 1932 Babe Didrikson controversy to Charles Austin's 1996 Olympic record.

5000 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists
A list of all the men who've won 5000-meter gold, silver and bronze medals during the Summer Olympic Games, from 1912 to the present.

Drug Testing Scandals: Olympic Sprint Controversies
The biggest drug-testing controversies in Olympic sprint history, including the disqualifications of Ben Johnson and Marion Jones..

Men's Fastest Mile Times (World Records)
The greatest men's mile runs in track and field history.

Introduction to the seven-event outdoor heptathlon competition
Basic information on the track and field outdoor heptathlon, a seven-event competition that's part of the women's program at the Olympic Games.

2015 Women's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The women's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

2015 Women's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The women's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

2015 Women's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The women's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

2015 Men's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The men's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

2015 Men's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The men's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

2015 Men's Outdoor World Championship Medalists
The men's gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 2015 outdoor World Championships, held in Beijing, China.

Profile of High Jumper Anna Chicherova
A summary of Russian High Jumper Anna Chicherova’s track and field career.

Liu Hong: Walking Into the Record Book
China's Liu Hong worked her way up the ranks before breaking the women's 20-kilometer race walking world record in 2015.

1932 Olympic Men's Track and Field Review
An event-by-event look at the 1932 Olympic men's track and field competition.

2015 World Championship Hammer and Javelin Throw Previews
A look at the top 2015 World Championship medal contenders in the hammer throw and javelin throw events.

Women's High Jump World Records
All the women's high jump world records, as recognized by the FSFI and the IAAF.

Women’s Shot Put World Records
The women’s world record progression in the shot put, from 1924 to the present.

Women's Discus Throw World Record Progression
The history of the women's discus throw world record progression, from 1928 to the present.

2015 World Championship Discus and Shot Put Preview
A preview of the top 2015 World Championship medal contenders in the discus throw and shot put events.

2015 World Championship Vertical Jumps Preview
A preview of the leading contenders for 2015 World Championship medals in the pole vault and high jump competitions.

2015 World Championship Multi Events and Race Walking Preview
A look at the top 2015 World Championship contenders in the decathlon and heptathlon, plus the 20-kilometer and 50-kilometer race walking events.

2015 World Championship Relays Preview
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.

2015 World Championship Hurdles Preview
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.

2015 World Championship Distance Running Preview
A look ahead at the favorites in the 2015 World Championship distance events, including the 5000-meter, 10,000-meter and marathon races.

2015 World Championship Preview: Middle Distance and Steeplechase
A look at the 2015 World Championship contenders in the 800 and 1500 meters, and the 3000-meter steeplechase.

2015 World Championship Horizontal Jumps Preview
A look at the top contenders in the long jump and triple jump events at the 2015 Beijing World Championships.

1932 Olympic Women's Track and Field Review
Details on each women's track and field event from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Women's Track and Field World Records.
Women's Track and Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Women's Track and Field World Records.
Women's Track and Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Women's Track and Field World Records.
Women's Track and Field world records, as recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

1928 Women's Olympic Track and Field Review
A review of the five events from the first Olympic women's track and field competition, at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.

1928 Men's Olympic Track and Field Review
An event-by-event description of the men's track and field competition at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.

Introduction to Middle Distance Running
Introduction to middle distance running

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.

Men's World Championship Records
Outdoor men's World Championship records as recognized by the IAAF.

Men's World Championship Records
Outdoor men's World Championship records as recognized by the IAAF.

Men's World Championship Records
Outdoor men's World Championship records as recognized by the IAAF.

How the Americans Won the 1976 Olympic 4 x 100-Meter Relay
Sprinter Harvey Glance learned valuable lessons as a part of the victorious American team at the Montreal Olympics.

Timing the Exchange in the 4 x 100-Meter Relay
Develop proper timing between 4 x 100-relay team members to avoid losing time or dropping batons.

1924 Olympic Review
A look back at all the medal winners from the 1924 Olympic track and field competition.

Setting the Lineup in the 4 x 100-Meter Relay
Putting runners in the correct order is an important strategic consideration in the 4 x 100-meter relay.

Olympic Track and Field: What's the shot put?
What is the shot put? Here's a comprehensive look at the Olympic event

1920 Olympic Review
The track and field gold, silver and bronze medalists from the 1920 Antwerp Summer Olympic Games.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Adjusting Personnel in the 4 x 400-Meter Relay
Adjusting your personnel in the 4 x 400-meter relay race can pay big dividends at the finish line.

Lining Up and Passing the Baton in the 4 x 400-Meter Relay
Techniques to help 4 x 400-meter relay runners execute safe exchanges, and to line up correctly before receiving the baton.

An Illustrated History of the Decathlon
A photographic history of the decathlon.

An Illustrated History of the Decathlon
A photographic history of the decathlon.

An Illustrated History of the Decathlon
A photographic history of the decathlon.

An Illustrated History of the Decathlon
A photographic history of the decathlon.

Women's Outdoor African Records
Women's track and field records for the continent of Africa, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Outdoor African Records
Women's track and field records for the continent of Africa, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Outdoor African Records
Women's track and field records for the continent of Africa, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Outdoor African Records
Women's track and field records for the continent of Africa, as recognized by the IAAF.

Olympic Long Jump: 2008 Olympic Long Jump Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic long jump competition. Page 12.

Olympic Long Jump: 2008 Olympic Long Jump Photo Gallery
Action photos from the Beijing Olympic long jump competition. Page 9.