TRACK STATS

, 15 Aug 2016

Pierre-Jean Vazel breaks down the South African's race in Rio.

, 14 Aug 2016

Try as they might to stop him, Mo reigns supreme in the Rio 10,000m final.

, 20 Aug 2016

Lalova may have finished last in the women's 200m final, but did manage the fast reaction time of any sprinter in any final.

, 27 Aug 2015

See how the South African's world championship run in Beijing compares to Johnson's world record.

, 14 Oct 2016

One of Britain's finest athletes has hung up her spikes.

, 12 Apr 2017

Eight fantasy teams do battle in our latest chart.

, 21 Aug 2016

Semenya proved her total dominance over the field in Rio—and she could still go faster.

, 4 May 2017

Will Dibaba's debut 800m in Doha push Semenya to a new level?

, 24 Mar 2017

Most indoor performers will improve outdoors, but it might be the slowest 400m runners who have the most to gain.

, 18 Mar 2017

The Rio silver medalist sends a message to his rivals, but can he deliver when it matters?

, 4 May 2017

Will Dibaba's debut 800m in Doha push Semenya to a new level?

, 3 May 2017

If you want the glory of a fast time, don't go on the first leg.

, 12 Apr 2017

Eight fantasy teams do battle in our latest chart.

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Decathlon: mid-way review

Kevin Mayer is the best relative performer so far and gunning for a medal
18 Aug 2016

Day one is done for the most gruelling track event at the Games. As expected Ashton Eaton has taken control of the competition as he seeks to become the third man to win back-to-back Olympic decathlon titles. It would take an injury or some significant lapse of concentration for him to lose, but there is evidence from day one that the others mean business too.

Looking at each athlete’s overall decathlon personal best, we have taken that day one score and compared it to what they have in Rio. Kevin Mayer is the best performer and gunning for a medal. Kai Kazmirek, in second position, is performing well too, showing that Eaton and Damian Warner can’t have it all their own way.

Standings after day one, with PB comparison

Every time Eaton steps out on to the track to compete in the decathlon the world record is at risk. We’ve mapped out a comparison between the first-five events below. He has been on par or slightly ahead in the field so far, but just behind the stunning pace he set on the track in Beijing last year (45.00 for the 400m!). Although it doesn’t seem likely this time, anything is possible when Eaton sets his mind to it.

Eaton’s first 5 events: Rio v World record

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Rio 2016: event profiles

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, 14 Oct 2016

Farewell Jess Ennis-Hill—is it now KJT’s time?

One of Britain's finest athletes has hung up her spikes.

, 23 Aug 2016

How did the sponsors do in Rio?

Nike totally dominates the brands medals table in the track and field events.

, 21 Aug 2016

Women’s 800m splits: negative split for Semenya

Semenya proved her total dominance over the field in Rio—and she could still go faster.

, 20 Aug 2016

Women’s 5000m splits: Ayana fails to break the Kenyans

The 10,000m Olympic champion didn't have it her own way in the 5000m as Cheruiyot emerges victorious.

, 20 Aug 2016

Fastest reaction times in Rio

Lalova may have finished last in the women's 200m final, but did manage the fast reaction time of any sprinter in any final.

, 16 Aug 2016

Splits: 800m men’s final

Sometimes fortune favours the brave, but Kipketer's opening 23.2 200m in the Rio final just made him look a bit silly.