Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best combined events performances of the year. Decathlon With Ashton Eaton not in the picture, it was a different kind of summer season for the decathlon. The decathlon and indoor ... IAAF, 2 days ago
LONDON -- There came this telling moment after Ashton Eaton had locked up the gold medal then joined hands with his fellow decathletes -- they bowed to the crowd like thespians taking a curtain call -- then walked gingerly into the mixed zone, ...SI.com, 1 week ago
BERLIN -- Usain Bolt spent the week telling everyone not to expect another world record in the 200 meters. Don't listen to the man. Not even he knows how fast he can run. Bolt beat another world record into submission on Thursday night, lowering his ...SI.com, 1 week ago
My SI colleague, Tim Layden, nailed it in his column on Saturday : the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) rule of ejecting track athletes for one false start is completely foolish. Jamaica's Usain Bolt, the sport's premier ...SI.com, 1 week ago
Allyson Felix is aiming for a fourpeat in the 200, but can she outrun Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce?
Photo: The IAAF World Championships start Saturday in Moscow, in what could be a season highlight for a sport racked by drugs, injuries, withdrawals and even the horrific incidents involving Oscar Pistorius and the Boston Marathon. In perhaps the ...SI.com, 1 week ago
DAEGU, South Korea -- Four days of track and field world championships in the books, four days to go. (No disrespect to the women's 20K race walk, a road event, and the only competition on humpday in Daegu). Here's a look back and a look ahead. ...SI.com, 1 week ago
DAEGU, South Korea -- Here was the moment, the only moment that truly matters beyond the four walls of a flagging sport. It was 8:41 Sunday night in a stadium set among green hillsides outside this industrial city. The seats were no more than ...SI.com, 1 week ago
EUGENE, Ore. -- There's something charming about the Mayberry-esque embrace that this city puts on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. At this moment, Eugene is awash in senior citizens and teenagers bedecked in hardcore Duck green-and-electric ...SI.com, 1 week ago
Historically, few events have resonated more with U.S. audiences than the decathlon, whose winners are among the most iconic names in the Olympic canon: Jim Thorpe, Bob Mathias, Rafer Johnson, Bill Toomey, Bruce Jenner, Dan O'Brien. The event's ...SI.com, 1 week ago
ANAHEIM -- USA Track & Field recognized the contributions and achievements across multiple committees, divisions and classifications during the annual awards breakfast, held in conjunction with the 2014 USATF Annual Meeting at the Anaheim Hilton. ...USA Track and Field, 3 weeks ago
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