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track and field athletics

(Encyclopedia) track and field athletics, sports of foot racing, hurdling, jumping, vaulting, and throwing varied weights and objects. They are usually separated into two categories: track, the running and hu...

Black Track and Field Athletes

  Notable African-American Track and Field Athletes       Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials Civil Rights Leader…

Olympic Preview: Track & Field

First Olympic Appearance: 1896 by Gerry Brown and Mark Zurlo Related Links Olympics Overview 2008 Encyclopedia: Track & FieldThe marquee sport at any Olympics is track and …

Medalists by Event: Track & Field

Men's Olympic Track & FieldWomen's Olympic Track & Field World and Olympic records below that appear to be broken or equaled by winning times, heights and distances in subseq…

Writing Well: On the Right Track

On the Right TrackWriting WellCast a Critical EyeAn Embarrassment of RichesOn the Right Track There's a lot to be said for the motto “Shop 'Til You Drop,” especially when it c…

Track and Field–Men

100-Meter Dash200-Meter Dash400-Meter Dash800-Meter Run1,500-Meter Run5,000-Meter Run10,000-Meter RunMarathon110-Meter Hurdles200-Meter Hurdles400-Meter Hurdles2,500-Meter Steeplecha…

2006 Olympics: Short Track Skating

MenWomen The short track oval is 111 meters (364 feet). Distance (laps): 500m (41/2); 1,000m (9); 1,500m (131/2); 3,000m (27); 5,000m (45). Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pear…

1992 Olympics: Track & Field, Men's

Event  Time  100m Justin Gatlin, USA 9.85   Francis Obikwelu, POR9.86 Maurice Greene, USA9.87 200m Shawn Crawford, USA 20.05  Bernard Williams, USA20.18  Frank Fredericks, NAM20.43 4…