TRACK STATS.

Which brands made the podium the most in Beijing?

30 Aug 2015

Puma may have Bolt head to toe in it’s gear, and Bolt may have won the duels with Nike’s Gatlin—but the American sports giant had its kitted nations on the podium four times more.

Overall, Puma came in a poor second despite the success of the Jamaican team. Adidas, sponsors of the IAAF’s performance of the day, came in a close third helped by a good showing from Ethiopia.

However, Nike sponsored 16 out of all 43 countries that medalled, including table-toppers Kenya, Canada, Great Britain and, ironically, Germany (both Puma and Adidas are German companies). Towards the bottom with one appearance on the podium each are Vermarc (Belgium), Gatlin’s old sponsor Xtep (Kazakhstan), Outpace (Portugal), Unit (Serbia) and Errea (Uganda).

, 23 Aug 2016

How did the sponsors do in Rio?

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

, 7 Jul 2016

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There's a more serious question about how athletes make a living from the sport.

, 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

, 27 Aug 2015

Van Niekerk was on for the record at 300m

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

, 26 Aug 2015

Is the 400m finally catching up?

Three men under 44 seconds in a single race. It's about time.

, 26 Aug 2015

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