Archive for the ‘Track and Field News’ Category

Usain Bolt Races Comedian Kevin Hart!

February 10th, 2018 No comments

Olympic legend sprinter Usain Bolt has some fun and takes time to race comedian Kevin Hart on the beach! Who do you think wins?

Senior Badger Pole Vaulter Tay Amann Clears 13 feet 9 1/4 inches

February 10th, 2018 No comments

This is an excellent shot of pole vaulter Tay Amann in action.

Justin Gatlin is Going to Compete in South Africa

February 10th, 2018 No comments

Superstar US sprinter Justin Gatlin is going to South Africa to compete in track and field meet.

Usain Bolt to Help Inspire African Youth Athletes

January 26th, 2018 No comments

Retired track and field superstar Usain Bolt is scheduled to make an appearance in South Africa at the Ruimsig Stadium in Johannesburg next week on Monday, January 29th. His appearance will be an inspiration to the more than 500, 000 youth and junior athletes between the ages of 14-19 years at high school level in South Africa.


For more info on the upcoming Usain Bolt visit to Africa, please click here.

Jesse Owens and Other Athletes in 1936 Olympics

February 19th, 2017 Comments off

Jesse Owens

Can Justin Gatlin Win Gold in Rio?

August 14th, 2016 Comments off

Jamaica has been dominating the sprinter scene in the Olympics. Usain Bolt has been the king in the men’s 100m and 200m. Justin Gatlin is the USA’s best hope for winning gold in the Rio Olympics. Can he get it done?

Justin Gaitlin

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:

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.

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