There are no Summer Olympics this year, so for many sports fans, sitting through a Michael Johnson soft-drink commercial is probably what passes for paying attention to track and field. But with Sunday's Prefontaine Classic, the NCAA Championships (June 3-6) and the U.S. nationals (June 19-21) on tap, and with the international season heating up, track and field will be hitting full stride over the next few weeks. Here are a few sites to help you keep pace with the world's best runners, jumpers and throwers.
The official site of the IAAF, the sport's world governing body, provides meet schedules, results and athlete profiles from all over the globe and keeps tabs on world records in every event. Also, check out the IAAF's on-line science magazine for news on innovative training techniques.
Tap into Trackwire for in-depth coverage of the NCAA track and field scene, including weekly Top 25 men's and women's team rankings, same-day meet coverage, championship previews and interviews with some of the sport's young lions.
Bounce through this jumpers' mecca for shoe and equipment reviews, training tips, listings of coaches in your area and gravity-defying video clips (above).
sites we'd like to see
Cyberclubhouse where fans can while away TV-mandated multiday hiatuses between NBA and NHL playoff games.
Commemorative site on the All-Star catcher's seven-day career as a Marlin.