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