track and field

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
7.14.17
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
7.13.17
hacked

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
7.10.17
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
6.4.17
running

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
3.6.17
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
12.8.16
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
11.20.16
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
11.19.16
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
10.8.16
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
9.9.16
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
8.21.16
olympics

How Kenyan Javelin Thrower Julius Yego Mastered His Sport By Watching YouTube Videos

Julius Yego grew up in a country that prizes long distance running over all other events—so he started watching online videos at a cyber cafe to master the javelin.
David Cox
8.17.16
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