TRACK STATS

, 15 Aug 2016

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

, 13 Mar 2017

Can the men’s 60m specialists make the transition outdoors?

, 24 Mar 2017

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

, 27 Aug 2015

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

, 21 Aug 2016

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

, 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.

, 16 Aug 2016

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

, 11 Aug 2016

We take a look at the Olympic medal contenders.

, 18 Aug 2016

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

, 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?

, 13 Mar 2017

Can the men’s 60m specialists make the transition outdoors?

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Fastest reaction times in Rio

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 (including the hurdles) at 0.104—just 0.005 away from a false start. More significantly perhaps, she was followed by Tori Bowie who managed 0.112 in the 100m final, where the medals came down to the finest of margins.

Across the field, Bolt was consistent in both his finals and is in the lower half of the list. De Grasse was consistent too, but was higher up the list. Probably best for Gemili to look away: his 0.178 in the 200m final was one of the slowest. The athlete to whom he lost the bronze (on thousandths of a second) was Lemaitre (0.153).

Reaction times: 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay

Of course it’s the drive phase that counts rather than pure reaction speed, but there should be a special mention for Asha Philip, the third fastest (0.113). The women’s British 100m relay team had to suffer the indignity of not qualifying for a home Olympics in 2012. They’ve made up for it now with a bronze, a new national record and became the eighth country to break 42 seconds. It’s a young quartet so this could be the dawn of a very exciting time for women’s sprinting in Britain.

GB women’s 100m relay progress v world best

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Fastest men and their bans

Track Trumps: men's sprints

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.

, 18 Aug 2016

Decathlon: mid-way review

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

, 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.