Eating Bananas May Improve Your Athletic Performance in Track and Field

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Did you know that eating bananas may improve your athletic performance in track and field? Bananas provide an excellent source of energy and make an excellent snack. Eating a banana may just give you the boost of energy that you need to perform your best in your track and field events. Bananas contain a large amount of potassium which is a mineral found in most energy drinks.

Potassium is the the third most abundant mineral in human body. A diet deficient in potassium may lead to symptoms like fatigue and muscle weakness so you can see how keeping an ample amount in our daily diet can be important to a track and field athlete. The majority of the potassium ions in the human body are located in the muscle cells. Potassium maintains optimal muscle and nerve function, and helps to keep our reflexes fast because it stimulates the neural connectivity of muscles and the brain!

In addition to providing the body with a good source of potassium, bananas also have many other health benefits and uses. You can find more befits of eating bananas in the video below:

Try adding bananas to your diet and see if it helps improve your athletic performance in track and field. Please comment and let us know what you think.

Oscar Pistorius Could Face Up to 25 Years in Prison as Murder Trial Concludes

July 28th, 2014 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, is currently awaiting sentencing for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial surrounding Oscar Pistorius and his murder of his long time girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has finally concluded after a long period of four months. The jury is expected to announce the news about the sentencing in a matter of just a few weeks. Reeva Steenkamp, who is a model, was shot four times and found dead inside his home in South Africa on Valentine’s Day last year.

With the exception of this murder trial incident, Oscar Pistorius is a Paralympic superstar who is best known for competing against able bodied track and field athletes in the 2012 Olympics.

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Is Track and Field Dangerous?

September 13th, 2013 Comments off

I never considered track and field as a dangerous sport especially when compared to other contact sports such as football. I did consider hurdling one of the more risky events within the world of track and field but I never saw an injury such as this one just from a regular sprint race. The following video contains one the worst track and field injuries I have ever seen:

Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murder

February 14th, 2013 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, has been taken into custody for possibly murdering his girfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Reeva Steenkamp, who is a model, was shot four times and found dead inside his home in South Africa.

South Africans were shocked by the news of the killing. Oscar Pistorious is a Paralympic superstar who became famous for competing against able bodied track and field athletes in the 2012 Olympics.

For more info about Oscar Pistorious, click here.

Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

We told you earlier that Usain Bolt is one of the Jamaican sprinters to watch out for in 2012. Usain Bolt dominated in the men’s 100m to earn title of “world’s fastest man” in the finals at the 2012 Olympics in London. Bolt’s Jamaican training partner Yohan Blake got the silver medal and Justin Gatlin won the bronze for the USA. Usain Bolt set an Olympic record in the race with a time of 9.63

Usain Bolt defended his Olympic title and has won the gold in the men’s 100m in back to back Summer Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics, Bolt won Olympic gold medals in both the 100m and 200m sprints. He is looking repeat this accomplishment once again in the 2012 Olympics as he prepares for the 200m.

For videos and more info about Usain Bolt, click here.

2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Lashinda Demus

August 6th, 2012 Comments off

Lashinda Demus is an American hurdler to watch out for in 2012. Lashinda Demus was born on March 10, 1983 in Inglewood, CA. She is currently listed at 5′ 7″ and 136 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 400m hurdles.

Lashinda Demus is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Demus is the current world champion in the women’s 400m hurdles and has already advanced to the Olympic finals in London.

Here is a picture of 400m hurdler Lashinda Demus:

Lashinda Demus

For more info about Lashinda Demus, click here.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: The World’s Fastest Woman

August 6th, 2012 Comments off

We told you earlier that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the Jamaican sprinters to watch out for in 2012. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce edged out American sprinter Carmelita Jeter in the 100m to earn title of “world’s fastest woman” in the finals at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic title and has won the gold in the women’s 100m in 2 straight Summer Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics, she became the first Jamaican woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100m sprint.

Here is a picture of the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce:

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

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Can Anyone Break Flo Jo’s World Record in 100 meters?

August 4th, 2012 Comments off

Florence Griffith-Joyner known as Flo Jo was one of the best female Olympic athletes ever. Her world records in the 100m and 200m dashes still stand today. She ran a whopping 10.49 in the 100 meters which is still the current world record giving her the title of “the world’s fastest woman of all time”. Carmelita Jeter is probably the fastest woman alive right now and will be going for her first Olympic gold medal in the 100m later today in the women’s 100m final. As of right now though, Flo Jo remains the fastest woman ever.


For video footage of the legendary Flo Jo, click here.

2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Mo Farah

August 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Mo Farah is a British long distance runner to watch out for in 2012. Mo Farah was born on March 23, 1983. He is currently listed at 5′ 9″ and 143 lbs.and was born in Somalia. This long distance track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m races.

Mo Farah is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Farah holds the European track record for 10,000 meters, the British road record for 10,000 meters, the British indoor record in the 3000 meters, the British track record for 5000 meters, the British half-marathon record, and the European indoor record for 5000 meters.

Here is a picture of long distance runner Mo Farah:

Mo Farah

For more info about Mo Farah, click here.

Track and Field Events in 2012 Olympics Start Today

August 3rd, 2012 Comments off

The track and field events in the 2012 Olympics in London will start today. The best track and field athletes will start competing for the gold.

For full of the 2012 Olympics online, click here.