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Track and Field

100-Meter Dash Rules

The 100-meter dash is one of the most exciting events in track and field, with the Olympic Games gold medal winners earning the ti...

Power & Speed Workouts

Speed, agility, dynamic balance and power are interdependent components of athleticism. Fitness expert Paul Chek advises athletes ...

400-Meter Dash Technique

The 400-meter dash is a short-term race that is often a part of competitive running or track and field events. Preparing for the 4...

Risks & Hazards Involved in Javelin Throwing

According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, track and field’s governing body, javelin throwing is a...

How to Create a Power Discus Throw

The discus throw is an Olympic event that dates back to ancient times, and now athletes at varying levels of competition vie to pr...

How to Throw Better in Shot Put & Discus

The shot put and discus are throwing events in track and field. The shot put involves throwing a heavy, round metal ball, while th...

How to Coach Pole Vaulting at a High School Level

The pole vault is perhaps the most challenging event in track and field. Pole vaulters must possess sufficient leg speed and upper...

Pole Vaulting History

Pole vaulting is a common competition in today's Olympic games. Men and women compete for height and distance during this even...

How to Prepare the Week of a Track Meet

Sticking to the status quo the week before a track meet can aid in mental and physical preparation for the competition. Though you...

Rules for Discus Throwing

The discus throw is a field event that has been competed since the days of the ancient Greek Olympiad. The discus is a circular ob...
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