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

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.
Ben T Johnson
Kissy kiss kiss

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?
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 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.
Aaron Gordon
donovan bailey

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.
Alex Wong
donovan bailey

Donovan Bailey vs. Michael Johnson: The Biggest Race That Never Happened

On the 20th anniversary of the Bailey-Johnson 150-metre race at SkyDome, we look back at the circus show that was supposed to settle the World's Fastest Man title.
Alex Wong

Steepler's Shoe Comes Off Mid-Race, Still Makes Second Best Time Ever

Maybe it was the rest she needed?
Liam Daniel Pierce

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.
Patrick Hruby

Potentially US-Barred Mo Farah Admonishes Trump's Travel Ban as One of "Ignorance and Prejudice"

"My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation."
Liam Daniel Pierce
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