Best Track and Field Events

The Top Ten

1 800m

The last 200 meters of the 800 is the neuromuscular equivalent to driving nails into your hamstrings. It is the pinnacle of combined speed and endurance.

Tactical yet super quick. One of the most painful events if run properly

I love this event it makes me happy every time I run it because there are always only like 3 people in the race so it’s pretty simple

It is the event that takes the most skill and experience. if you are

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2 400m Dash

This should be number 1 I run the 400 and it's the best no lie it's about stamina and form

This event helps build speed and endurance, and trying to walk afterwards is a fun little challenge

I did this in all the track meets and I did ok. Not my fave event though - MrZebra24

Yes. I go god mode at the last 110 meters, time is 1.10.63

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3 100m Sprint

I did Track and Cross Country, and I just find that having a balance between distance running AND very short distance is great for developing both skills alike, speed and distance. The 100m sprint is by far one of the hardest events. You have to be running full speed pretty much throughout the whole thing, without dying out, because if you die out it means you slow down and if you slow down then there's a likely chance of you getting passed and not placing highly, say 1st or 2nd. And it's helped me with Cross Country because at the end of an XC there's that chute, yeah well that's where it gets really competitive against the other athletes and despite you being dead from running three miles you need to gain back some energy quickly and sprint through that chute. And this past year of sprinting in Track will surely come in handy for my upcoming XC season. But the 100m is a very difficult event (I'm not a beginner either)


It's the one of the harder events beside the distance running. Most people think running 100m is easy. Well think again, because when you get on the track and see the people your running against they are vicious and ready to win. So you have 5 other people your against and we all want to place first. So no one slows down, we all sprint to our death.

This event is filled with beginners that think they are fast but aren't

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4 Triple Jump

Triple jump is very fascinating to watch, as it requires very good form and precise movement. Simply amazing.

It takes tons of form and incorporates everything

5 Long Jump

I do the long jump and it think it's the best event it's pretty difficult also more than you would think cause you have to have the speed of a sprinter and a very powerful push off and know the right technique and the timing has to be perfect

The Long Jump is a fun event during a track meet or competition. It is a unique way to compete and it is very different from other events. I love the long jump!

I love long jump because anyone can do it

I am a long jumper and we practice an hour everyday. First we start with pop-ups then a quick jog around the school, then we count steps. First we start with six steps, then eight. We stop there and start to focus on certain things so our attention isn't on the board. But when you jump in the air as high as possible with your arms helping you climb up, it makes me feel like I'm flying and I love it! ❤️❤️❤️

6 Pole Vault

Pole Vault by far is the most thrilling event there is. The speed, complexity and degree of danger by far rank it above all.

Pole Vault is the best.

Insanely hard. The sprint of a 100 runner, the strength of shotput, and the agility of a gymnast? Should definitely be up near the top.

The best

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7 200m Sprint

This race gives you more time to really push and go your fastest.

8 High Jump

"It is the best event you can do it is fun when you have the technique down and you can jump over the bar that is over you head and make it.

It requires great acceleration, jumping ability, and technique. It doesn't get much better than jumping over a bar well over your head.

Hi jump is so fun if you know what your doing. It's cool to see the Physics that go in why people can jump the way they can over a bar.

You show of your hops and it feels like you're fling in the air.

9 1600m

I run this a lot of people have it but it’s actually my favorite

Most people ask how fast you can run a mile when they ask how fast you are, so this makes sure your fast. plus noting is better than ditance

The best event ever

10 3200m

The Contenders

11 Marathon
12 Javelin Throw

It is over all good and u don't have to be that strong to do it but it is also one of the hardest events (In my opinion) because the form is hard to master and if u really want to be good at it u have to dedicate a lot of your time to it.

13 4x400m Relay

By far the most fun event to watch and run in my opinion. Usually the last event, extremely fast, and filled with the adrenaline from the cheering of all teams.

14 110m Hurdles
15 Discus

Discus is absolute best! Go Sandra Perkovic!

Looks ok never tried it though

I find the facial expressions and the grunts rather amusing. - Britgirl

16 Vertical Jump
17 Hammer Throw
18 4x100m Relay

Best event personaly

This should be in the top 5. It's so fun and great for begginers and profesinail people

I do this relay too, but the people I do it with are so lazy. But I always finish off and catch up to be second or first. So I love this event too.

How is this so LOW?! It's one of the best events in which you hand the baton n run so fast.

19 Shot Put

I don't know why its kinda boring

20 50m Sprint
21 55m Hurdles
22 100m Hurdles

Hurdles are so easy and fun then again other people might think it is very hard because it is literally a obstacle in your way usually everyone loves long jump and the 100m dash in my opinion

23 80m hurdles

It is very fun doing hurdles. And the 80m hurdles are the best because for beginners is isn't too far but is still a sprint unlike the 400m hurdles.

Awesome for kids

24 70m Dash
25 1500m

I do 1500m run and it's my favourite. If your trying to lose weight run or walk the 1500m and it will definitely be worth it.

26 Javelin

Stuff use it the only event that doesn't require straight up natural talent. You can be born slow and become an Olympic champ

27 400m Hurdles
28 3000m Steeplechase
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