track and field

1.10.19

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.

7.14.17

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?

7.13.17

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.

7.12.17

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.

7.7.17

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.

6.2.17

Donovan Bailey on the 'World's Fastest Man' 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.

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6.1.17

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.

5.27.17

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

Maybe it was the rest she needed?

3.3.17

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.

3.2.17

The Complete Guide to Action Bronson's Lyrics About Athletes

Does Action Bronson like sports? We turn to data science to find out.

1.29.17

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."

12.8.16

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.

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