Track and Field
The Fast Forest Project is honoring the fastest American milers as part of a broader sustainability initiative
As we say good-bye to 2022 and the amazing year of running highlights, it’s time to start thinking about all of the possibilities for 2023 and beyond.
The post–Usain Bolt era has delivered a bevy of thrilling performances
With new young stars emerging and world records broken, the World Athletics Championships delivered excitement and action on American soil
There’s no sport whose feats of athletic brilliance are more accessible to the masses
A new documentary includes shocking new information about how track’s greatest distance runner came to the UK
In the age of preapproved interview questions and endless PR, there should still be space for something unexpected
To make the World Athletics Championships team, American athletes must finish in the top three at one of the most competitive meets ever held
We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval and sorted the top models for each distance, plus the best-value options on the market
A very niche scandal at an Arizona high school takes the debate about running etiquette to another level
This weekend’s Millrose Games will provide a midwinter highlight and a much needed counterpoint to the marathon
LA Saves Track wants to give the oldest high school in the city a facility it can be proud of
For New Generation Track and Field, established media companies are too stuck in their ways
The Tokyo Games reminded us why athletics remains the greatest show on earth
No runner has ever won the 5,000-meter, 1,500-meter, and 10,000-meter treble at the same Olympics. But there have been other memorable distance triples and doubles.
In what might be the first step toward an unprecedented triple, the Dutch runner won two races on the same day
Despite IOC malfeasance and the ongoing pandemic, the five-ring spectacle is too seductive to ignore
Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo
After two more star runners have been excluded by World Athletics’ policy, the governing body will have to reap what it has sown
With Rule 40 restrictions looming, this is the time for athletes to tout their sponsors
The multiple American record holder is a huge fan favorite—does that give us a biased view of her case?
Hobbs Kessler is taking the running world by storm
After 2020, holding the event at all will be a victory in itself
A new study tries—and fails—to predict athletic greatness with a DNA test. Thank goodness.
Former Princeton runner Russell Dinkins argues that universities should preserve their "most accessible" sport
'Win at All Costs' is an indictment of more than just the Nike Oregon Project
'The Stand' has its moments, but struggles to add to the legacy of Tommie Smith and John Carlos
With a little help from technology, Joshua Cheptegei took down the 5,000-meter world record in Monaco last week
The company is upending the traditional athlete contract model, by hiring Mary Cain and Nick Willis as full-time employees
Coogan's was in business for 35 years but fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic
You know things are bad when the athletes and USATF are on the same page
Iain Mickle's secret to tackling sub-three-hour marathons late into his fifties? Running buddies.
Track and field's governing body, World Athletics, has prohibited racing in prototypes and issued a limit on stack heights
From Caster Semenya to the rise and fall of the Oregon Project, it's been an eventful ten years
Crunching the data suggests that distance runners at this year’s track world champs paced more aggressively than ever
For years, the Oregon Project coach pushed the boundaries of what was allowed. Now, it has finally caught up to him.
The IAAF World Championships are happening when the season should already be over
Is this the end of her career as an 800-meter runner?
After cruising to victory in Doha, Caster Semenya’s athletic future is up in the air
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided in favor of “necessary discrimination”
The IAAF is worried about “losing the next generation of female athletes.” Here's a breakdown of both sides of the debate.
What’s worse than missing a world record by one-hundredth of a second?
If a pro runner gets hurt during competition, should meet organizers foot the bill?
‘The Runner’ features Charles Nkazamyampi's return to his home in Burundi to mentor kids in need of support
Jakob Ingebrigtsen became a “professional” runner as a child. Is that a recipe for future success?
After years of being the bad guy, athletics’ international governing body is in a unique position to defend what’s right.
U.S. women runners are on fire right now. Why are most of them coached by men?
Because running doesn’t have to be dorky
An in-depth biomechanical analysis of nearly everyone at the world track championships yields unexpected results
American sprinting, Shelby Houlihan, Caster Semenya. The list goes on.
South African Caster Semenya will challenge the new rule in court, while the science looks a little shaky
They might seem arbitrary, but benchmarks help define the sport
Elite runners often compete in shoe prototypes. Should the practice be banned?
The pro runner suffered an injury in the middle of the Olympics. Here's how she plotted her comeback.
The recent story about Katelyn Tuohy perpetuates a dangerous narrative: that normal physical development is a hurdle to overcome
Beer tents, circus acts, and Olympic-caliber performances: the Night of the 10,000 PBs is the future of track and field
After a series of postponements, a tentative construction date is scheduled for July. Not everyone is happy about it.
It's too easy for runners to get disqualified
This weekend in New York City, a group of runners braved 211 laps around the track in pursuit of a niche world record
A running-obsessed owner. Tons of track memorabilia. What's not to love?
International federations are putting quotas and policies in place to encourage gender parity at the highest levels. How much change will come of it?
She just made her first national team—after 13 failed attempts
Athletes have been shattering "expert" forecasts for the ultimate limits of our species for more than a century
Sally Bergesen, founder of Oiselle and a running activist, asks why don't we have established women's equivalents of the four-minute mile or the two-hour marathon
Every sport has moments it would rather forget
The headlines can be misleading, particularly with track’s most famous doper
Yes, televised track and field can be exciting. But don’t take our word for it.
Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand, female athletes with atypically high testosterone levels, are drawing attention to the very messy debate about who counts as a woman in track and field
The Jamaican sprinter always seemed to be having a great time. We'll miss him.
It’s no secret that the sport is hurting—here’s how it might regain some of its lost appeal
Yes, he was a shameless self-promoter. Yes, we need more athletes like him.
In an effort to be more inclusive and entice more viewers, the 2020 Games will feature a mixed 4x400
It's been more than four decades since his death, and distance running hasn't yet found anyone who can match his bravado
The company's first track spikes blast through turns like no other
A new proposal would scrap all track and field world records set before 2005, all in the name of the war on doping. Will the radical measure do any good?
Why it's more upsetting when endurance athletes fail drug tests than when NFL or MLB players do.