track and field

god squad

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.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Blown Olympic Dreams

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.
Aaron Gordon
beer mile

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.
Corey Erdman

The Sports Media Became Puppets For A Hacker Group Last Week

The hacker group Fancy Bears leaked documents pertaining to England runner Mo Farah without any verifiable, pertinent information, but the media reported it anyways.
Aaron Gordon
donovan bailey

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.
Alex Wong

99-Year-Old Sprinter Will Not Go Gentle Into That 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.
Patrick Hruby
Lewis Hamilton

Allyson Felix and Lewis Hamilton Talk Speed

Allyson Felix and Lewis Hamilton are considered speed demons in their respective sports; Allyson in Track & Field, and Lewis in Formula 1.
VICE Sports
woman of steel

The Cult: Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of Sheffield’s steeliest exports, and an athlete who has captured the imagination of a nation. For that, she more than earns her place in The Cult.
Will Magee
track and field

Report: Former IAAF Official Received $3.5 Million From Qatari Investors Prior to Vote

Qatar didn't win the 2017 Athletics World Championship​s bid, but eventually won for 2019.
Liam Daniel Pierce
sport and the epic hero

Boxing, Wrestling, Defining A Hero: The Significance Of Sport In Epic Literature

As far back as the first known literature in Europe, sport has been a crucial narrative device. More than that, however, it has defined what it is to be a warrior, and what it is to be a man.
Will Magee
transcending disability sport

Britain's Most Underrated Athlete: In Conversation With Paralympian Richard Whitehead

Ahead of defending his 200 metres title this weekend, Paralympian Richard Whitehead remains Britain’s most underrated sporting champion.
Barney Cullum
Rio 2016

Usain Bolt and Jamaica Win Gold for 4x100m, Giving Him a Kind of Triple-Triple

No one has done this in these events before, making Bolt inarguably the fastest person ever.
Liam Daniel Pierce