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Welcome to WikiProject Athletics, a project focused on improving the coverage of athletics on Wikipedia. Relevant topics include track and field, road running, cross country running, race walking, mountain running, marathon running, and other related fields.

If you wish to become a member of WikiProject Athletics then please add yourself in the members list. The more the merrier!

Check out the Collaborations page for missing articles and things to do, and take a look at the New articles and Article alerts pages for the latest information.

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Athletics covers a broad selection of disciplines so there are a wide range of topics that editors may choose, ranging from: biography writing for athletes, event coverage for competitions, technical knowledge of sports science, statistical coverage, historical topics, record lists, and much more...

Article types (plus example): The primary subject (athletics) • Events (100 metres) • Competitions (Boston Marathon) and competition sub-set articles (Athletics at the Summer Olympics) • Organisations (IAAF) • Athletes (Usain Bolt) • Organisers (Lamine Diack) • Awards (IAAF World Athlete of the Year) • Results articles (2007 World Championships in Athletics - Women's pole vault) • Record lists and progressions (List of world records in athletics, Mile run world record progression) • ...and pretty much anything else similar to these topics.

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Recognised content[edit]

Featured Articles
Cscr-featured.svg Jim Thorpe  May 12, 2004
Cscr-featured.svg Stamata Revithi  April 11, 2009
Cscr-featured.svg Terry Fox  April 12, 2010
Featured Lists
Cscr-featured.svg List of winners of the Boston Marathon  August 14, 2007
Cscr-featured.svg List of Olympic records in athletics  September 14, 2008
Cscr-featured.svg List of winners of the Chicago Marathon  March 7, 2009
Cscr-featured.svg List of winners of the London Marathon  June 2, 2009
Cscr-featured.svg Jesse Owens Award  December 2, 2010
Cscr-featured.svg 1896 Summer Olympics  May 3, 2012
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Good Articles
Good article Andreas Thorkildsen  April 19, 2007
Good article Chicago Marathon  October 8, 2007
Good article Elmer Gedeon  December 12, 2007
Good article Willis Ward  March 14, 2008
Good article Oscar Pistorius  March 26, 2008
Good article John McFall (athlete)  June 27, 2008
Good article Thomas Wilcher  June 28, 2008
Good article Usain Bolt  September 8, 2008
Good article Dwain Chambers  September 10, 2008
Good article Charlie Fonville  January 4, 2009
Good article Mary Wittenberg  March 3, 2009
Good article Tyson Gay  March 21, 2009
Good article Walter Dix  October 3, 2009
Good article Zersenay Tadese  November 12, 2009
Good article 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships  November 26, 2010
Good article Stampesletta  June 18, 2011
Good article Angie Ballard  April 23, 2012
Good article Dælenenga idrettspark  June 28, 2012
Good article Lillestrøm Stadion  June 28, 2012
Good article Paavo Nurmi  September 20, 2012
Good article Donn Cabral  November 21, 2012
Good article Mechanics of Oscar Pistorius' running blades  November 25, 2012
Good article Tora Harris  March 17, 2013
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Did you know...
From WikiProject Athletics' newest articles:
Did You Know? ... that Ethiopian long-distance runner Atsede Habtamu set a new course record at the Eindhoven Marathon with her first marathon victory earlier this month? (22 October 2010)
Did You Know? ... that 2006 National Capital Marathon winner Amos Tirop Matui was disqualified and received financial compensation due to a misplaced barrier on the course? (25 October 2010)
Did You Know? ... that Australian runner Michael Shelley lost his scholarship funding and suffered a broken leg in 2009, but went on to win a silver medal in the marathon at the 2010 Commonwealth Games? (25 October 2010)
Did You Know? ... that Irene Kosgei, despite injuring her knee at a drinks station early in the women's marathon at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, edged compatriot Irene Mogaka to become the first Kenyan woman to win a Commonwealth marathon title? (26 October 2010)
Did You Know? ... that Amane Gobena is the first Ethiopian runner to win the Osaka Ladies Marathon? (27 October 2010)
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Members
This is a list of Wikipedians who have registered their interest in becoming part of this WikiProject. If you're interested in helping, feel free to join by editing the table below and placing your username using the {{user}} template (e.g. {{user|YOUR USERNAME}}). You may leave a brief statement about what you hope to bring to the project if you wish.
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User Comments
Sillyfolkboy (talk · contribs) Project co-ordinator – I have created a number of athlete articles and GAs. Mainly focused on sprinters thus far.
Punkmorten (talk · contribs) I have created more than thousand (I believe) athlete bios, and will continue to do so in the future.
Fol de rol troll (talk · contribs) I'll do what I can. I'm not too sure what that is, but I'll do it.
Omarcheeseboro (talk · contribs) Marathoners, marathons.. want to try to establish consistency throughout articles (infobox, etc)
Parutakupiu (talk · contribs) I'll help on whatever is needed, but mostly on Olympics-related articles.
Sticky Parkin (talk · contribs) General interest in running, and in removing spam, POV and inaccuracies from health/sport articles.
Matthewedwards (talk · contribs) Just have an interest in athletics. Not sure how much help I can give the project, but I'll do what I can.
Mipchunk (talk · contribs) I have a good deal of knowledge about professional athletics, particularly statistics. I keep very up-to-date on the latest athletics news.
H1nkles (talk · contribs) Send me articles to peer review for prose and MOS compliance. and I'll review them. That's the best I can do at this point.
Geraldk (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in distance running and lists.
toyracerx (talk · contribs) I will be happy to be a part of this, my specific area of interest is Jamaican athletes.
Yannismarou (talk · contribs) Thanks for the invitation and the kind words. I just don't know if I'll have the time to contribute as mush as I wish.
Amanningman18 (talk · contribs) I'm pretty into sports, and I'll help as much as I can, though I'm rarely on wikipedia.
The Rambling Man (talk · contribs) Peer reviews, FAC, GAN, just about anything.
GregorB (talk · contribs) I have an interest in athletics. Created a couple of articles, done quite a bit of category and other miscellaneous WikiGnome work. Could also do article assessment.
Macarism (talk · contribs) (01 June 2009) Anything, but i'll tend to work on the dogsbody stuff, like list articles.
David D. (talk · contribs) Early interest included standardizing the format for WC result tables and have many pages on my watchlist.
peterwill (talk · contribs)) I absolutely love athletics, and will help with many articles. I prefer updating statistics on the athletes pages. Introduced the "athlete" Template.
Lepax (talk · contribs) I'll search Commons for athlete photos and maybe do some articles about Finnish athletes.
MG291 (talk · contribs) I have added biographical details and medals to various athletes. Mainly interested in former British athletes.
hunding (talk · contribs) German Wikipedia athletics activist, at the moment focussing lists. Small edits in enwiki.
Sznax (talk · contribs) A real statistics freak. Will be updating national records pages
JConstandinou (talk · contribs) Race walk journalist, statistician, and athlete.
Jcarls1 (talk · contribs) Past competition articles.
Sideways713 (talk · contribs) Mostly done historical javelin throwers but ready for any event longer than a minute. (Not referring to 400m girls from obscure islands.)
Julius Sahara (talk · contribs) Above all, Kenyan runners
Piet.Wijker (talk · contribs) I am mainly active in athletics for the Dutch Wikipedia, but since there is so much to synchronize between the Dutch and English Wikipedia encyclopaedias, I am doing more and more for the English Wikipedia as well.
Billyboy1970 (talk · contribs) A returning ex-athlete also a big fan of UK athletics. I hope contribute anything I can but mostly I'm happy to tidy up medal tables etc.
Bearas (talk · contribs) International championships, North European athletes.
Trackinfo (talk · contribs) Broad interest, lots of specialties. I'm an American official, administrator and active masters athlete. I've already made many contributions to the Track contents. I'm also an active inclusionist which has already led me on a campaign to rescue hundreds of "Athletics" articles that were potentially in jeopardy.
MATThematical (talk · contribs) I like statistics and distance running. I also like adding athlete boxes with personal bests to the right hand side of articles. I think it makes them look more aesthetically pleasing. Personal records across the athletes respective events is great information to have in my opinion.
terryfinisterre (talk · contribs) Caribbean athletics, please. Especially the CARIFTA Games. I am a freelancer with the IAAF.
Philipmj24 (talk · contribs) I create athletic related articles and update statistics if needed.
jakla (talk · contribs) General interest, National Federation Officer.
Pietaster (talk · contribs) Currently, I'm mostly working on competition results articles. Every now and then, I'll add an athlete bio or update a national records article, many of which I created.
Conchboy242 (talk · contribs) I create athletic pages and update national records frequently. I also update medal tables.
Pelmeen10 (talk · contribs) Anything I can to help.
Pedrocampelo (talk · contribs) Results and Bio's.
Kafuffle (talk · contribs) Do the odd bit here and there, mostly on track and field meetings so far.
NBA Fan44 (talk · contribs) Mostly working on biographies
Kasper2006 (talk · contribs) Biographies and statistics.
BrandonsLe (talk · contribs) Athletics in Canada as well as marathons and organizations.
Dnd25 (talk · contribs) I've worked on biographies so far, but I'm willing to turn my hand to anything.
Miszatomic (talk · contribs) created some athletics sports articles.
Sportsguy17 (talk · contribs) Will do any sports, creation and expansion.
Redhill54 (talk · contribs) Correcting details of flags, countries, states, places. Particularly for cases where the details have changed over time such as Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China.
Berry Gordy (talk · contribs) Particularly interested in marathons & distance running and doping issues.
ThatBrownLady (talk · contribs) American professional and collegiate distance
NickGibson3900 (talk · contribs) Athletics World Chsmpionships
Derrreks (talk · contribs) Biographies and updating pages mostly but will work on everything
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