Category Archives: Track and Field

We Are In a Golden Age of Sprinting

When Usain Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships, it seemed like an ominous development for a sport that was already struggling to retain its relevance in non-Olympic years. Professional track was losing a global celebrity, a natural entertainer who possessed that rare combination of galactic talent and showmanship. Who would fill those size 13 […]

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World Championships Success Stories Could Take Track and Field to New Heights

Sydney McLaughlin, Athing Mu, Fred Kerley, Allyson Felix, Ryan Crouser and Mondo Duplantis put on an exhilarating show of epic athletic performances over the past 10 days in Eugene, Oregon. Did you catch any of the action? Did you see those once-in-a-generation home-grown stars perform at their greatest? Did you even know it was happening? […]

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How to Make More People Fall in Love With Track and Field 

In the lead-up to this week’s World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA Track and Field president Max Siegel said that he hoped the event would be a catalyst to enhancing the sport’s domestic popularity. The goal, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times, is to make track the fifth most-followed sport in the […]

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Mo Farah Opens Up About His Tortured Past

Running fans may remember the moment, back in 2017, when Mo Farah, arguably the most decorated distance athlete ever to grace the track, announced that, from now on, he would be going by his full name: Mohamed. The decision came as he was preparing to retire from racing on the oval to shift his attention […]

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Why Running Fans Need the Post-Race Interview

Post-game interviews are standard practice in sports journalism. More often than not, their primary purpose is to elicit emotion—to puncture the illusion of the unflappable, stoic athlete. Hence, the eternal idiotic query: What does this win mean to you? Of course, most of the time, the answers, like the questions, are not particularly interesting. I’ve […]

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The Best Track Spikes of 2022, Reviewed

Whether you’re getting ready for a race or a hard workout, the process of spiking up stirs a familiar excitement and anxiety for what’s to come: your body instinctively knows it’s time to perform. If you want to compete at your best in track and field, spikes are essential—and today’s are better than ever. Designers […]

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