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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:

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.

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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

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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

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Oscar Pistorius

August 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22, 1986 and also known as the Blade Runner. He is listed at 6′ 1″ and 177 lbs in prosthetics. Despite having double amputation of his legs, Pistorius is famous for competing in international competitions against able-bodied athletes. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints.

Oscar Pistorius is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, has raised controversy by being allowed to compete against able bodied athletes in the 2012 Olympics. Pistorius will be competing in the men’s 400m at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of the “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius:

Oscar Pistorius

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Usain Bolt

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986. He is listed at 6′ 5″ and 200 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m and 200m sprints.

Usain Bolt is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Bolt holds the world records on the the men’s 100m and 200m. Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay events in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Here is a picture of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt:

Usain Bolt

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was born on December 27, 1986. He is listed at 5′ 3″ and 110 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 100m dash.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Fraser-Pryce won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics and took first place in the Jamaican Olympic trials this year. 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 video of sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning the 2012 Jamaican Olympic trials in the 100m:

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