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American sprinter Noah Lyles is the 2023 world champion in the 100 meters, but on August 25, he’ll be chasing after another world championship—and Usain Bolt’s 200-meter world record

A Scotsman plays spoiler to the Olympic gold medalist for the second year in a row

In the rural Italian village of San Rocco a Pilli, seven top runners prepared for the World Athletics Championships while living in an 18th century villa. Welcome to Tuscany Camp. 

The 'Real Mo Farah' is a revealing documentary about the mysterious life of this Olympic champion and British athletic icon

The 2023 World Athletics Championships are must-see TV and here’s why

The dissolution of the Pac-12 is a reminder that Olympic sports like running need to find a new business model. And that’s not such a bad thing.   

A beginner’s guide to the biggest event in track and field  

Zharnel Hughes is the British record holder and the world’s top-ranked 100-meter sprinter this year who will bid for his first individual title at the World Championships in Budapest

In the opulent alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland, America’s fastest distance runner is preparing to measure up against the world’s best. How close can she get? 

Legalizing some performance-enhancing drugs might result in less cheating, but at what cost?

How the athlete and activist is paving the way for the next generation of track stars to live and compete as their authentic selves

Houlihan has been throwing down impressive times this summer, despite being suspended from her sport

The Kenyan middle-distance runner is considered by many the best of all time. Just a few weeks until the World Athletics Championships, she’s never been more ready. 

There’s nothing difficult about this nutrient-dense green recipe to keep the immune system strong and recovery speedy

Nikki Hiltz, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone shone at the biggest weekend in American track and field. Here’s what went down.

The biggest names of track and field, from Sha'Carri Richardson to Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, are headed to Oregon to decide who will compete in the 2023 World Athletics Championships

Records are falling and times are dropping. Is it the shoes, or something else?

Refugee Dominic Lobalu has proven that he can beat the best runners in the world. But will that be enough to get him to the World Championships? 

Bowie’s death in April sent shockwaves through the running community

Scientists consider the latest spikes, individual variability, and the pros and cons of training in racing shoes

The 2023 season should be full of record-breaking performances from the sport’s biggest stars. Here are the most important things to know.

How a successful running coach from California hopes to bring other female coaches along

We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval to sort the top models for each distance and the best-value options on the market

More money means a greater risk for corruption, but professional running needs something to shake up the status quo

NCAA track champion and Mount Marathon winner Allie Ostrander continues to be open about the long road of eating disorder recovery. Could her transparency change the sport?

Chloe Abbott is an elite sprinter and Olympic-hopeful who trains under coach renowned Bobby Kersee.

By enforcing stringent rules on the video footage creators can use from their events, USA Track and Field might be undermining its own mission

American Yared Nuguse scorches the track en route to winning the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, and other news from the track.

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

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?

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

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

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