Published March 13, 2021

Welcome To The Big Show

15-year-old Shawnti Jackson officially arrived this indoor season. For many, though, it was only a matter of time. 

Published January 13, 2021

Project United

A nearly 30-year World U20 relay record is within grasp for four young athletes, who are both at once competitors, and now teammates

Published November 1, 2020

Fast Fame: How These Young Track And Field Athletes Have Dealt With Their Social Media Buzz

MileSplit caught up with seven young athletes to discuss life on the social media platform, and a future beyond it

Published May 31, 2020

The Drive Of A Lifetime

2,352 miles. 34 hours. One historic race. 

By Bobby Reyes, Colorado MileSplit
Published May 3, 2020

Cole Sprout’s Unofficial Record Breaking Track Season

A historic 11-day span saw the Valor Christian senior accomplish a record-breaking feat in Colorado. Unofficially, of course. 

By Bobby Reyes, Colorado MileSplit
Published April 29, 2020

Season Reimagined

Everything seemed possible for Justin Robinson before the spread of coronavirus, from a high school national record in the 400 meters to the Olympics. Now, the phenom from St. Louis is learning a new meaning for the word patience.

Published February 5, 2020

Record Pace

All-time performances connected Nico Young and Cole Sprout across their high school careers, but a national championship would separate them in 2019

Published January 8, 2020

No Stopping Nathan Green

A serious health-scare almost limited the Borah High School junior for good in 2019. Then the power of belief got him back. 

A serious health-scare almost limited Nathan Green for good in 2019. Then the power of belief got him back.
Published November 4, 2019

My Fearless Fall

With an eye on preparing for the Olympic Trials in February, Sara Hall details her unorthodox choice to stack three huge races, including two World Marathon Majors, together in a 5-week span.
Published July 6, 2019

A Year Removed

When a devastating ruling handed to Crayton Carrozza ahead of his senior season made him ineligible, he looked deep into his own career and figured out some basic truths 

Published June 20, 2019

Indelible Mark

While Girard College’s Thelma Davies will leave a remarkable legacy in Pennsylvania, perseverance and persistence have defined her career

Dan Beck, PennTrackXC/MileSplit
Published May 7, 2019

                             Withering Heights

How generational high jump star Blanka Vlašić punished her body in pursuit of glory and in the process came to find her true identity

By Joe Battaglia, FloTrack / May 6, 2019
Published November 28, 2018

Dialed In

Taylor Ewert’s focus on the details has not only made her the country’s top race walk prospect and an Olympic hopeful in 2020, but she’s become a star in high school distance running, too. Here’s where the season, and her future, heads.

Published October 30, 2018

Sydney Devore: Running Lost & Identity Found

Running was the first thing Sydney Devore ever felt like she was good at. After a decade away from the sport, it has helped her rediscover a sense of purpose and identity.
Published October 26, 2018

In The City With Brooklyn Tech’s Cross Country Team

A portrait of a high school team training in the cosmopolitan city of New York City 

Published June 26, 2018

Jake Merrell Can’t Lose

He learned how to win from a young age, then became an athlete who refused to lose. Can a small town hero finish his track and field career as one of the most accomplished athletes in Texas history? 

Jake Merrell began winning from a young age. Can a small town hero finish his track and field career as one of the most accomplished athletes in Texas history?
Published June 13, 2018

Small Towns, Big Dreams

A selection of the top small town athletes in the country in 2018

Published May 30, 2018

Never Sacrifice The Gift

With just a few meets remaining in his high school career, a senior distance runner won’t settle for anything but the best outcome

With just a few meets remaining in his high school career, a senior distance runner won’t settle for anything but the best outcome
Published February 27, 2018

A Turbulent Flight Path

How Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece rose above abusive coaching, an eating disorder, and assimilating to life in the U.S. to become the best pole vaulter in the world

Published February 21, 2018

Branching Out

A 23-time Virginia state championship coach has been the biggest driver of success for Western Branch’s track and field team over the last 14 years. What will his impending departure mean for this program? 

Published November 3, 2017

Allie Kieffer: Chasing Happy

By Joe Battaglia

For Allie Kieffer running has been an escape, cathartic, and an entré into the New York City Marathon. It is now bringing a sense of identity and joy to her life.
Published October 27, 2017

From Refugee To Runner: The Story of Minnesota Teen Florance Uwajeneza

A Congolese refugee looks back on the path that sent her to America, and how running has helped shape her experience

Published October 25, 2017

Running Toward The Corner Of Faith And Family

While one sister tries to beat an unexpected diagnosis, the other isn’t far behind, as always

As one sister tries to figure out how to beat a diagnosis, the other sister has her back
Published September 28, 2017

A Team Without Borders

Exploring the bonds between a cross country team on the US-Mexico border and the town it’s defined by

Exploring the bonds between a cross country team and the town it’s defined by
Published June 2, 2017

Transgender Sprinter Unfazed By National Attention

A young athlete finds her way in life, on and off the track

A young athlete finds her way, both on and off the track
Published May 30, 2017

Austin Hindman: The Superstar You Never Saw Coming

An elite distance runner with a unique story makes a statement in his last high school season

An elite distance runner with a unique story makes a statement in his last high school season
Published February 23, 2017

Terrance Laird: The Lion Within

By Cory Mull

An athlete with a difficult past finds peace on the track, 200 meters at a time
Published January 12, 2017

Nevada Mareno Outruns Anxiety, Burnout Back To The Top

By Johanna Gretschel

This past weekend, Nevada Mareno led Team USA to the junior women's title at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run in Scotland. She earned the individual bronze by covering the 4K course in 14:08.The accomplishment is another notch on the belt for the athlete that FloTrack ranks the No. 1 distance recruit in the Class of 2017. But even people whose lives look perfect can struggle with motivation and anxiety.
Published August 8, 2016

Dalilah Muhammad Overcomes Adversity One Hurdle at a Time

By Jennifer Zahn

After a two-year slump, U.S. 400m hurdler Dalilah Muhammad ran a world-leading mark at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials en route to her first Olympic berth.
Published August 1, 2016

Chirine Njeim - The Unlikeliest Rio Olympian

By: Joe Battaglia

As the Summer Olympics approach, one would be hard-pressed to find a bigger upstart than 31-year-old Chicago native Chirine Njeim, who overcame long odds and obstacles to become a three-time Olympian in alpine skiing for Lebanon, and improved her marathon PR by over 20 minutes in two years to qualify for Rio.
Published November 24, 2015

Angela VanDeWalle: Memoir Of A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

By Joe Battaglia

From the sidelines of her high school, to the silver screen, to the NFL, Angela VanDeWalle takes us through her journey in becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Published October 26, 2015

Road Racing Royalty: The Rise Of Queen Mary Keitany

By Joe Battaglia

Inspired by dreams of what could be, Mary Keitany set out on a running quest that has seen her ascend from her rural Kenyan village to the throne of world’s best marathoner.
Published October 16, 2015

Houry Gebeshian: Determined Dreamer Still Going Strong At 26

By Rebecca Johnson

Published June 24, 2015

Erin Donohue And Her Fight To Regain Footing

Three Years After Heel Surgery, 2008 Olympian Making Comeback At USAs

Seven years ago, Erin Donohue was one of America’s premier middle distance talents. But after her promising career was derailed by injury, the 32-year-old is fighting to get back to the sport she loves at a high level.
Published June 17, 2015

Fresno State: The Road To Reinstatement

By Ryan Holmes

A very productive Fresno State Bulldogs wrestling program was dropped in 2006 due to 'cost-reduction' measures. Through a groundswell of community support and an open administration, the program is on the path to reinstatement.
Published April 30, 2015

How The Payton Jordan 10K Changed The Game

By Meg Bellino

Annually, the world, U.S., and NCAA 10,000m lists are dotted with performances from the Payton Jordan Invitational. But the meet is not on national television, doesn't offer out-of-the-world prize money, and is not staged in a major global city. So why do the top American and international athletes flock to northern California every year to test their fitness in hopes of a surpassing their time goals?
Published October 24, 2014

The Ultimate Warrior

Craig Curley Draws On Navajo Spirit To Reach The TCS New York City Marathon

Published September 18, 2014

The Michiganders

Michigan State University and University of Michigan: the making of two homegrown dynasties