track and field
Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic Ban Over Weed Is America’s Fault
The rules are the rules. But whose rules are they? Turns out, they come from U.S. government research.
Everyone Else Is Dealing with COVID-19. Idaho’s Pushing an Anti-Trans Bill
"They don't have their priorities straight."
Holy Shit: Vatican Track Team Aiming for Olympics
Fine, it doesn't seem like Pope Francis is going to be on the squad. But you know he's rooting for them—and that's one holy cheerleader.
Having the Same Name as a Celebrity Can Suck
I've been subjected to terrible jokes my whole life because I'm named Ben Johnson, like the Olympic sprinter who had his gold medal stripped at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
Gold Medal Runner Blames Smooch Fest With Girlfriend for Drug Test Failure
"Frequently and passionately" kissing your girlfriend could exonerate you from a failed drug test. Who knew?
The Five-Buck Bump of Cocaine That Destroyed an Olympic Dream
Eric Thompson was a high-jump prodigy with an Olympic future well within his reach, until one failed drug test locked him in a battle with doping authorities that ultimately changed his life.
The Beer Mile World Record Holder Is More Than Just a Gimmick Racer
Corey Bellemore is the beer mile world record holder. The 23-year-old is also one of Canada's top middle distance runners and has his sights set on making the national team.
The Sports Media Became Puppets For A Hacker Group Yesterday
The hacker group Fancy Bears leaked documents pertaining to England runner Mo Farah without any verifiable, pertinent information, but the media reported it anyways.
Donovan Bailey Q&A on World's Fastest Man Title and Racing Michael Johnson
We talk to Donovan Bailey about national pride, his 150-metre race against American Michael Johnson, and his legacy as one of Canada's all-time great track and field athletes.
Donovan Bailey vs. Michael Johnson: The Biggest Race That Never Happened
On the 20th anniversary of the marquee Bailey-Johnson race, we look back at the circus show that was supposed to settle the World's Fastest Man title.
Steepler's Shoe Comes Off Mid-Race, Still Makes Second Best Time Ever
Maybe it was the rest she needed?
99-Year-Old Sprinter Will Not Go Gently Into The Good Night
A USA Track and Field Masters' race pitted a 99-year-old against a 92-year-old because that's the whole point of life.