Track and Field, also known as Athletics, is a sport that includes running, jumping, and throwing skills against dozens of other opponents.
There are plenty types of Athletics for you to try out. Here's a summary of each Track and Field sport:
Sprints are short but very intense running in a straight line, fastest one needs to get to the finish line.
Hurdles are similar to sprints but with obstacles needed to jump over until you cross the finish line.
Relays is a four team effort. It starts with one person running with a button 25% of the way and passing it over to the next teammate until you're 100% there.
Long Distance is similar to sprints but at greater lengths. That's for those who have more endurance to travel further.
Race Walks is similar to long distance except you have to walk as fast as you can.
High Jump involves participants taking a run-up and jumping as high as they can over a bar based on how high they set it.
Pole Vault is similar to high jumps except a pole is need to launch yourself to greater heights.
Long Jump involves participants to jump as far as they can into a sandpit.
Triple Jump is similar to long jump but you are required to take two jumps before jumping onto the sandpit.
Javelin Throw has a participant throwing a metal tipped javelin as far as they can.
Discus Throw is where participants throw a 2kg disc as far as they can.
Hammer Throw is where participants throw a metal ball attached with a grip through a steel wire as far as they can.
While there are plenty of different roles in Track and Field, majority of them are known as athletes. Other athletes can be known as runner, sprinter, jumper, or thrower.
There are several items that are being used or traversed through depending on what game you're playing. The main necessities needed is track shoes, a water bottle, shorts, and shirt.
Usian Bolt is the known as the greatest sprinter of all time, holding a record in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4x100 meters relay. He won 8 Olympic gold medals and gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times in 2008.
August 21, 1986
Sherwood Content, Jamaica