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The Summer Games Move to the Track

Swimming has definitely dominated the first week of the Olympics. Doubtless because all kinds of records are being broken in the pool and on the medal podium. All us landlubbers can give a big cheer because the Track and Field events began yesterday. Runners all around the world will be taking time away from their own training to watch the elite international competitors of track and field.

There are many events in this discipline testing speed and endurance, plus all those things to throw: shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. Don't forget the jumping events, both high and long, and the dance-like triple jump. And yes, steeplechase is a track and field event, not an equestrian one.

There are many qualifying heats all day long, but to see a list of upcoming final events

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Saturday 8/16
Men's 100m at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 8/17
Women's Marathon at 7:30 a.m.
Women's 100m at 10:30 p.m.

Monday 8/19
Women's Pole Vault 7:20 p.m.
Men's Long Jump 8:10 p.m.




Shalane Flanagan got the Track and Field medal count going for Team USA. She won a bronze medal in the 10,000 meter race — the opening night race. Yay Shalane!

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ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i very rarely pay attention to track since it's not my thing. i never ran so i don't have the same passion for it as i do for some of the other sports. it was cool though to watch the 100m sprints though - and to see the outcomes . i'm really impressed with the women's race from yesterday and to see the young newbie take the gold. that's what the olympics are all about i think!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
Usain "Lighting" Bolt is the fastest man in the world. YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! I'm Jamaican and this is HUGE!!! He basically jogged to the finish line and broke the world record.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I'm so glad T&F has started!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Seriously on Usain! And how aptly named.
Miaomiaochan Miaomiaochan 9 years
The men's 100m dash finals were redonk! Usain Bolt made it look like child's play. He could've broken 9.6 had he focused!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Kia - neither did she! It has been a long time since an American did.
kia kia 9 years
A bronze in the 10K!! Congrats Shalane Flanagan! I did not think we would medal in a distance like this.
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