Track and Field Games – Build the Fastest Fingers Online?

Track and field games are among the oldest sporting events known to man and they can be documented back to 776 BC. We have always enjoyed putting our feet and arms to the test and competing against others in the track and field games events. Now fast forwarding 2700 years or so in the modern age you are able to compete using the speed of your fingers in games online for free. So if you like the summer Olympics and are a big fan of track and field in general then I am sure you will enjoy some of these free Internet games.

Track and field is a broad set of events but can be broken down into 3 sub categories so here are some games related to each category that you might want to check out.

Running related games

On Your Marks: This a fun game that is a must for training and developing an important skill needed to play track and field games online. Part of what is critical in these type of games just like in track and field in real life is to get your reflex time as fast as can be so that you can begin your run as close as you can to the shotgun. The game on your mark is a great way to test and improve your reflex times as you try to get your track and field runner moving as soon as you hear the shot. you will be able to compare your averages with others around the world via a scoreboard and even share your scores with friends on Facebook.

HyperSports 100m Dash: Another great game in the running sub category of track and field games is hyper sports 100m dash. While this game will put your finger speed to the test as you race against a computer opponent it is a lot easier to actually win the race than with some other running related track games. You can also submit your scores to Mochigames games so not only do you test how you stack up against the computer opponent you also can see where you stand against the rest of the game’s players.

Jumping related games

Hyper vault: This is an online pole vaulting game that requires excellent timing and speed to produce a proper pole vault jump. You can first set the height of the jump and then set the speed at wich you run along with controlling the actual jump itself.

Track Star: This is a combination running and throwing game but is very fun to play. Now this is one of the more difficult games out there but the game is still very fun. This game is very customizable as you can choose what country you are representing and also choose the look of your track athlete. Track star not only has a running even but there is also possibly the hurdles which combines both running and jumping. You will have to not only keep you fingers moving but also to time your jumps just right to avoid being slowed down by the hurdles as well.

Throwing related games

Javelin Champion: probably one of the first throwing related games was the javelin toss and this is a great online version where you get to test your coordination and throw the javelin.

Hammer Throw: Another popular sport is the hammer throw and in this game you take a spin and then see how far you can propel the hammer.

Those are just a few of my favorite track and field games online

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Spikes for Track and Field Athletes

Track and field spikes are specialized shoes. They are not only designed for track and field but designed specifically for each individual track or field event. I have been asked where to buy track and field shoes since entering the track equipment business. First, it is important to recognize that there are different types of track shoes depending on what track and field event you participate in. At the younger ages and lower abilities it isn’t as important to have specialized track and field shoes. However, as the athletes’ ability increases it is important to purchase the appropriate footwear. Multi-event track and field athletes have several pairs of track shoes, generally speaking one for each event. There are spike shoes for hurdling, mid-distance, multi-purpose, pole vault/long jump/ triple jump, high jump, distance, sprint, and javelin. At the upper levels appropriate footwear is critical.

Each different track shoe is designed for a specific purpose.

Sprint shoes are made for distances between 100m to 400m sprints. They generally have spikes only on the front half of the shoe, from the arch forward. They are very lightweight.

Hurdle spikes are used for those athletes that have chosen to sprint while jumping hurdles. They are flexible and designed to help cushion the athlete as they “land” after having jumped the hurdle.

Mid-distance shoes are used in the 800m to one mile race. They usually have a small cushion in the heel and are built sleeker than those built for distance.

Distance spikes are used in 3000m to 10,000m races. These athletic shoes usually have fewer spikes in the bottom of the shoe and more cushioning to handle the impact over a longer distance.

Pole vault/long jump/triple jump shoes they are designed to allow the athlete to jump well while still able to run fast in the run up.

High jump spikes have spikes on both the toe and the heel. They are the only track and field shoe that has spikes on the heel other than javelin shoe.

Javelin shoes are a heavier shoe with spikes that cover the whole bottom of the track shoe. The spikes can be as long as 1″ in length.

Multi-purpose spikes are low end mid-distance spikes. They are meant for athletes to generally wear during practice.

Spikes are metal “points” screwed into the bottom of the athletes spike shoes. They range in length from 1/8″ to 1″ in length. There are 5 different types of spikes.

Tartan spikes – Are used for rubber tracks and look like a dull needle.

Compression Spikes – (X-mas Tree) – they look like a Christmas tree and are used on rubber and tartan surfaces. They are used to help the athlete to avoid their shoes sticking into the track.

Studs – (Blanks) – These are used on indoor tracks and have no spike on them.

Needle – (Slim) – Needle spikes are used on all weather tracks and 3/16 ” is generally the recommended length. This allows for good traction while allowing for the athlete to still “release” from the track surface while running.

Pyramid – These are used on dirt or grass surfaces and can range up to 1″ in javelin spike shoes.

There are many places that sell track and field spikes. One place an athlete can purchase spike shoes is at your local “Foot Locker” or such stores. However, online shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Therefore, here is a short list of some of the online “stores” everythingtrackandfield, roadrunnersports, vsatheltics (which is t

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