March 13, 2023
Dick Fosbury, Olympic Champion & High Jump Pioneer, Dead at 76
Probably no human in history has revolutionized an event like Fosbury did the high jump. Fosbury won gold at the 1968 Olympics with the Fosbury Flop -- a new technique at the time that has since become the standard in the event.
December 28, 2022
The Best Track & Field Moments of 2022
2022 was a year that saw Grant Fisher break out, Sydney McLaughlin explode, and Eliud Kipchoge break the WR (again). Here's what else stood out according to Jonathan Gault. *MB: Here are Jonathan Gault's Best track and field moments of 2022 - What say you?
September 09, 2021
2021 Weltklasse Zurich DL Final Men's Recap: Americans Sweep the 100, 200, & 400, Emmanuel Korir Backs Up His Olympic Title, & Mondo Clears 6.06m
Americans won the 100, 200, 400, and 110 hurdles, while Kenyans swept the 800, 1500, and steeple. Olympic champs Karsten Warholm (47.35) and Mondo Duplantis (6.06m) won the 400 hurdles & pole vault.
January 19, 2021
Track Is Back, Baby! Athing Mu 2:01, Selemon Barega 27:58 at 7,700 Feet, & Recapping Track's First Big Weekend of 2021
With limited competition opportunities in 2020, many athletes are desperate to get back on the track in 2021 and we saw a ton of top performances last weekend, from a triple jump WR to an NCAA pole vault record, some crazy-fast high school races, the return of Conner Mantz and...Tom Brady (?!?) running 7:58 for Michigan.
September 17, 2020
Rest of Rome Recap: Jemma Reekie Earns Revenge, & Elaine Thompson Is BACK
Reekie negative-split her way to a big 800 win, while Thompson obliterated the 100m field with a world-leading 10.85.
September 17, 2020
Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.15m in Rome to Break Outdoor Pole Vault World Record
Duplantis now owns the world records indoors and outdoors, as after failing 14 times at the WR height this summer, he got the job done on #15. And he is still only 20 years old.
April 09, 2020
The Amazing Story Of How Jarrion Lawson Cleared His Name: He Showed That The Head Of A WADA Lab Provided False Testimony Against Him
Jarrion Lawson's is free to compete once again after his legal team was able to show that Christiane Ayotte, the head of the WADA-accredited doping control lab at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Laval, Quebec, lied while testifying during his case.
September 29, 2019
Christian Taylor Wins Gold Again Wearing #13 Odell Beckham Jr. Tribute Shoes
Christian Taylor gave some love to OBJ.
September 29, 2019
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce the GOAT, A Record 12th Gold For Felix, Lyles Doesn’t Rule Out Sub-19 - 2019 Worlds Day 3
It was mom's night in Doha as SAFP showed she's the GOAT and Allyson Felix added another gold to her haul. Christian Taylor turned back Will Claye again and Anzhelika Sidorova won a great pole vault over Sandi Morris.
August 19, 2019
A Life On Pause: Jarrion Lawson's Career Hangs In The Balance As He Fights His Four-Year Doping Ban -- And The Global Anti-Doping System
How do you prove something you ate over a year ago was contaminated with a substance banned for athletes -- but not for cattle? That's what Lawson, who in 2016 joined Jesse Owens as the only men in history to win the 100 meters, 200 meters, and long jump at the NCAA championship and came inches shy of Olympic gold, must do to prove his innocence and save his career.
July 05, 2019
2019 Lausanne DL Recap: Gebrhiwet Miscounts His Laps, Cheruiyot Runs 3:28 and SAFP Runs 10.74
Lausanne entertained from start to finish as we saw a super-fast men's 1500, a wild men's 5000 with the fastest penultimate lap in history and a whole lot more.
June 05, 2019
Mondo Duplantis Is BEATEN at 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Champs, Chris Nilsen Wins By Breaking His Own Meet Record
LSU's Duplantis, the #2 outdoor jumper of all time, was the 2019 world leader at 6.00m, but South Dakota's Nilsen got PRs at 5.90 and 5.95 to score the massive upset -- and break his own meet record.
June 04, 2019
Get Ready For Holloway vs. Roberts & Duplantis vs. Nilsen As the World's Best Clash at 2019 NCAAs
May 12, 2019
"White Lightning" Matthew Boling Runs Incredible 10.13/44.75 (Relay) Double at Texas State Meet -- Just How Good Is the HS Sprint Phenom?
We separate fact from fiction regarding the HS sprinter who is generating headlines worldwide. Yes, he is white, no he isn't close to as good as Usain Bolt, and much more.
April 18, 2019
April 26: Drake Relays Announce Women's 400H And Long Jump Fields
The Kori Carter has the fastest PB in the 400H and is up against Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Spencer. 2018 US champion Sha’Keela Saunders leads the LJ.
March 18, 2019
Here's How The New 2020 Olympic Qualifying Rules Would Impact The Sprints, Field Events, and Walks in the United States
On Friday, we showed you how the 2016 US Olympic Track and Field team would have looked for the mid-d and distance races if the new 2020 rules were in place in 2016. Today, we're going to show you how the 2016 US Olympic Team would have looked for the rest of the events if the new rules were in place.
March 07, 2019
Answers to the Big Questions at 2019 NCAA Indoors: How to Build an NCAA Program, How to Win NCAAs, & Why Mondo Duplantis Didn't Turn Pro
Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley shares the secrets of how he's built a national title contender from scratch and Florida coach Mike Holloway tells you how to actually win it all, " You win championships with quality, not quantity...Just because you have 100 kids at the meet doesn’t mean that you have 100 kids that can score.”
October 17, 2018
Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break?
Mike Powell's WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?
October 17, 2018
A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon's 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50
A half century later, there's still only one way to describe the men's long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% - that's the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.