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.


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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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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.

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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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The 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Started Today

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

The 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships started today at Hughes Stadium at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will be held between July 23rd – July 29th and will showcase some of the best young athletes from across the country. The athletes competing generally fall between the ages of 7 and 18 and the competition takes place in (6) two-year age division.

Some of the best track and field athletes in the world started their careers by competing in USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. For more info the USATF Junior Olympics, click here.

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: Allyson Felix

July 17th, 2012 Comments off

Allyson Felix is an American sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985. She is currently listed at 5′ 6″ and 125 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 200m dash.

Allyson Felix is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch. Felix won a silver medals in both the 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics in the women’s 200m. She won a gold medal in the 4 x 400m relay in the 2008 Olympics and is one of the top female Olympic athletes. Felix became the youngest ever gold medalist sprinter in the 200 meters at the World Championships in Helsinki in 2005.

Here is a video of sprinter Allyson Felix winning the 2012 US Olympic trials in the 200m:

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Female Olympic Athletes: Lolo Jones

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Lolo Jones is a famous female olympic athlete even though she has not yet won a medal in the Olympics. She was favored to win the 100m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. Lolo Jones was born on August 5, 1982 is currently listed at 5′ 9″ and 140 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the women’s 60m and 100m hurdles.

Lolo Jones finished 3rd in the 2012 USA Olympic trials and is one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. It would be a fascinating story if Lolo Jones goes on to win gold in the 2012 Olympics after her disappointing defeat in 2008.

Here is a video of hurdler Lolo Jones talking about the disappointing loss in the 2008 Olympics:

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Yohan Blake

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Yohan Blake is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Yohan Blake was born on December 26, 1989 . He is listed at 5′ 11″ and 172 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m and 200m sprints.

Yohan Blake is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Blake is the youngest athlete ever to win the World Championship in the men’s 100m surpassing the legendary Carl Lewis. Blake also beat world record holder Usain Bolt in both the 100m and the 200m at the 2012 Jamaican Olympic trials.

Here is a video of sprinter Yohan Blake winning the 2012 Jamaican Olympic trials in the 100m:

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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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