1. NCAA Track and Field: 5 Offbeat Takeaways from the National Championships

    Last week's 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Oregon's Hayward Field provided plenty of excellent performances, rivalries, controversies and backstories ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 1 month ago 676 reads 0 comments

  2. Usain Bolt at Golden Spike 2015: Race Results, Times and Twitter Reaction

    Usain Bolt easily beat out the field to win the 200 meters at the 2015 Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Tuesday, finishing in 20.13 seconds on a wet and slippery track...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 2 months ago 2,029 reads 0 comments

  3. Gatlin Leaves Beijing, Slams 'Disrespectful' Organizers

    Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin ran into a new row on Tuesday when he flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge meeting, claiming organizers had told him they did not want him to compete...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 2 months ago 16 reads 0 comments

  4. Great CityGames 2015: Results and Twitter Reaction from Manchester City Centre

    The Great CityGames made a triumphant return to the streets of Britain on Saturday as Manchester welcomed some of the world's biggest athletes to its doorstep, including the much-awaited return of Jessica Ennis-Hill...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 3 months ago 377 reads 0 comments

  5. Usain Bolt Comments on Tyson Gay's Return to Track

    Nearly 10 months since Tyson Gay's return to track and field after a one-year doping ban , rival Usain Bolt remains perplexed by what he considers to be a slap on the wrist...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 28,833 reads 19 comments

  6. TrackTown USA Bypasses Bidding Process, Wins 2021 IAAF World Championships

    American track and field fans woke up to an unexpected, pleasant surprise on Thursday. Track's world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, in an impromptu ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 3 months ago 285 reads 0 comments

  7. Bolt to Compete at IAF/BTC World Relays in Jamaica

    The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, will compete at the IAAF / BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced on Tuesday (7)...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 4 months ago 216 reads 0 comments

  8. Jeremy Taiwo Sets USATF Heptathalon Record

    .@JeremyATaiwo is the 2015 #USATFind mHept champion in a meet record score of 6,273 pts. Wins the mHept 1000m in 2:34.26.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 5 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  9. Mo Farah Breaks 2-Mile Indoor World Record: Latest Details and Reaction

    Mo Farah has set a new world record in the two-mile indoor run. The decorated British runner set the mark at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix , per British Athletics: Athletics ...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 5 months ago 102,094 reads 10 comments

  10. Usain Bolt's Retirement Talk Signals His Endgame Strategy

    Before even once settling into the starting blocks in 2015, sprinting icon Usain Bolt made headlines in every major sports news outlet this past week. The flurry of attention was centered around Bolt's announced retirement from the track in 2017...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 5 months ago 4,535 reads 3 comments

  11. Usain Bolt Says He'll Retire After 2017 World Championships

    Usain Bolt, 28, is planning to step away from the track after the 2017 World Championships in London. He states the decision is not final, however, because he's focused on protecting his legacy as one of the greatest athletes ever...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 5 months ago 27,249 reads 17 comments

  12. Munich Olympics, 1972: The 'Other' Controversy You May Have Forgotten

    Despite its apolitical ideals, the Olympic Games have historically drawn many a political cause to its global stage...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 6 months ago 2,163 reads 0 comments

  13. Can World Track & Field Boss Lamine Diack Rescue His Floundering Legacy?

    With next year's impending retirement from track and field's top job (president of the IAAF, track's international governing body), 81-year-old Lamine Diack had hoped to hand over ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 8 months ago 621 reads 0 comments

  14. TrackTown USA's Failed Bid Clears Deck for Busy Hayward Field Schedule

    Eugene, Oregon's narrow loss to Doha, Qatar for the rights to host the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships does have a silver lining. It is a to-do list which would be a wish list for any other American city...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 8 months ago 1,255 reads 2 comments

  15. Q&A with Vin Lananna: With World Championships in Eugene 'We Can Ignite a Spark'

    With two of track and field's ultimate championships (the 2014 World Junior and the 2016 World Indoor Championships) already nailed down, TrackTown USA , the Eugene, Oregon-based ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 9 months ago 1,450 reads 0 comments

  16. Pistorius, Phelps, Solo and the Danger of Turning Champions into Heroes

    Every four years, but for a brief fortnight, a handful of world-class athletes convene from all reaches of the globe to capture our hearts, enrich our lives and inspire us with wondrous feats of strength and speed...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 9 months ago 3,062 reads 6 comments

  17. We Remember: Bob Beamon's Incredible Long Jump World Record on This Day in 1968

    It was on October 18, 1968 that Bob Beamon produced arguably the single greatest achievement in sporting history. The American set a new world long jump record of 8.90m in the Olympic final in Mexico City...

    Lee Walker Written by Lee Walker about 9 months ago 3,344 reads 3 comments

  18. Oslo's Revolutionary Steroid Findings Are Still a Tale of Mice, Not Men

    Recent scientific research out of the University of Oslo, which claims that anabolic steroid use by athletes could enhance performance for decades after its discontinuance, has ...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 10 months ago 1,390 reads 6 comments

  19. Comparing a 2.43-Meter High Jump to a Basketball Hoop Puts It in Perspective

    You have to actually see what Qatar high-jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim did at the 2014 Diamond League series in Brussels in order to believe it...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 11 months ago 279,964 reads 56 comments

  20. Justin Gatlin's Track Comeback Should Be Touted from the Rooftops

    American sprinter Justin Gatlin 's racing campaign in 2014 has been one of the most dominant by any track athlete all year...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 11 months ago 2,883 reads 4 comments

  21. 103-Year-Old 'Golden Bolt' Would Welcome a Race Against Usain Bolt

    Although Hidekichi Miyazaki—aka "Golden Bolt"—is 103 years old, the Japanese runner is more than willing to race against the world's fastest man...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 11 months ago 59,600 reads 80 comments

  22. We Remember: 20 August 2008 and 2009, When Usain Bolt Broke 200M Records

    Usain Bolt has redefined sprinting, with some incredible performances and some world records it's hard to imagine beating...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 11 months ago 7,419 reads 3 comments

  23. Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Rips Off Shirt Well Before Race's Conclusion

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was well on his way to winning the gold medal in the European 3,000-meter steeplechase, his third consecutive capture...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 12 months ago 125,323 reads 95 comments

  24. Spanish Steeplechaser Victor Garcia Faceplants in 2014 European Championships

    Spanish steeplechaser Victor Garcia's hopes of glory at the European Championships in Zurich were ended in brutal fashion in the qualifying round when he failed to fully clear a hurdle and faceplanted on the track...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 12 months ago 24,639 reads 17 comments

  25. Track Town USA: Can It Really Handle the 2019 World T&F Championships?

    Eugene, Oregon (Track Town, USA) is preparing to submit an official bid for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 12 months ago 639 reads 6 comments