U.S. Track Stars

Track and Field

Track and Field is a sport that mostly consists of running with some field events.
Track and Field consists of many different events that include:


Middle-distance races

Long distance races





These races can either be long or short distance races and range from 100m to 10,000m.

More background information about the sport of Track and Field can be found here!


The most common and famous U.S. runners come from the relay teams that compete in the Olympic relay races.

The complete 2016 U.S. Track and Field team can be found here.

The fastest men runners include:

Tyson Gay (9.69 seconds)

Maurice Greene (9.79 seconds)

Leroy Burrell (9.85 seconds)

The fastest women runners include:

Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49 seconds)

Carmelita Jeter (10.64 seconds)

Marion Jones (10.65 seconds)

Rankings of the fastest 100m runners in the world and not justthe U.S. can be found here!

Florence Griffith-Joyner is the fastest women runner in the world and still holds the record of 10.49 seconds in the 100m relay in the 1988 Olympic races.