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Questions tagged [athletics]

For a question relating to a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking. Questions must also be tagged for the specific competition.

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Can an athlete with double nationality beat two country records at the same time?

There is a tweet about the recent European Athletics Championship in Berlin, 2018: U20 World Record Swedish National Record American Record #2 World Outdoor Mark All-Time #4 World Indoor/...
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How does an athlete qualify to participate in Diamond League?

The IAAF Diamond league is held between May and August every year with track and field events held every week. It is clear by the point system how one makes it to the final of Diamond league, but ...
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Most runners under 10s in a single 100m race?

What is the greatest number of runners ever to have gone below 10s in a single 100m race? Has there ever been an instance of all runners getting below 10s? Just found that at the 2012 Olympics it ...
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Is there any link between Scoliosis and sprinting?

The fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, world record holder of the 100 and 200 meter sprints suffers from Scoliosis. This is a condition which causes curvature to the spine. The curvature in his spine has ...
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What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?

On this site there are already a couple of measurements of Bolt but, unfortunately, not of his legs. What is the circumference of the legs of Usain bolt?
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Why 110-hurdles for men and 100-hurdles for women?

I was watching IAAF World Championship at London 2017 and I notice that men will run 110-metres hurdles while women women the 100-metres hurdles. What is the meaning of this difference? The longest ...