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.

, 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

, 12 Sep 2016

We have a final tally for the Diamond League prize money rankings, but what else can we discover from the data?

, 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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Women’s 800m splits: negative split for Semenya

21 Aug 2016

On to the most controversial race of the Rio Games. Caster Semenya was totally dominant in the women’s 800m final. She managed two almost even laps (57.7 and 57.6) and just about delivered a negative split. It is not often you see that at this level, which suggests that she could go even faster.

How much she had left at the end is clear when you compare her start and finish. She went with the pace of the others in the opening 200m but then blitzed the last 200m. There was only a 0.7 decline between her first and last 200m. The next closest athlete, the fast-finishing Joanna Jozwik (who had a more conservative start), had a 1.5 second difference. Semenya’s last 100m was also massively superior: hitting 14.0 seconds, with Jozwik again next in line with 14.7. Semenya is simply unbeatable.

800m medalists, final result

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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.

, 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.

, 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.