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.

, 27 Aug 2015

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

, 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.

, 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.

, 4 May 2017

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

, 21 Aug 2016

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

, 24 Mar 2017

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

, 3 May 2017

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

, 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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Men’s all-time fantasy DMR

Eight fantasy teams do battle in our latest chart.
12 Apr 2017

The World Relays are almost here—and we can’t think of a better way to ease into the track season. There is, however, some disappointment at Track Stats towers that there’s no distance medley relay (DMR) in the programme this year. So we’ve decided to do one of our own.

Using all-time lists, we’ve come up with eight “fantasy” teams that take the best athlete for each country in the 1000m, 400m, 800m and mile (no athlete repeated twice and we haven’t mixed marks of old countries with modern equivalents). Our version of the DMR is 190.66m short than the official event: we swapped the 1200m for the 1000m, and 1600m for the mile to mirror the data available on the IAAF website’s all-time lists.

On this criteria, there were 12 contenders, with only eight advancing to our final (Australia, Russia, Netherlands, Belgium didn’t make the cut). James McIlroy gets the nod over Steve Ovett in the British team for the 1000m—and expect them to finish quickly with Seb Coe and Steve Cram on the last two legs. Can van Niekerk get South Africa in contention for a top three finish? Can a classic USA team (Wohlhuter, Johnson, Gray, Webb) challenge the Kenyans? Scroll down to find out (mobile users might want to switch to a landscape view for this chart).

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, 3 May 2017

What do 400m relay splits really mean?

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

, 24 Mar 2017

How much will a quarter miler improve outdoors?

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

, 13 Mar 2017

Inside and out: 60m specialists

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

, 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.

, 3 Jun 2016

Will May’s top performers make the podium in August?

The Olympics are still months away, but what can we expect from the early pace setters?

, 29 Aug 2015

Who were the best teams in the 100m relays?

Jamaica may have won both relays, but which team delivered a team performance relative to their component parts