Track & Field News

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Track & Field News
Editor E. Garry Hill
Categories Sports magazine
Frequency Monthly
Founder Bert Nelson & Cordner Nelson
Year founded 1948
Country USA
Based in Mountain View, California
Language English
ISSN 0041-0284

Track & Field News is an American monthly sports magazine founded in 1948 by brothers Bert Nelson and Cordner Nelson, focused on the world of track and field.[1][2]

The magazine provides coverage of athletics in the U.S.A. from the high school to national level as well as covering the sport on an international bases.[3] The magazine has given itself the motto of "The Bible of the Sport".[4]

E. Garry Hill is the magazine's editor and Sieg Lindstrom is the managing editor. Ed Fox is publisher and Janet Vitu is executive publisher.[5]

Each year, the magazine produces world and US rankings of top track & field athletes, selected by the magazine's editors along with an international team of experts.[who?]

Many of the standard abbreviations used throughout the sport, like WR=World Record; WJR=World Junior Record; AR=American Record, started as print saving abbreviations in the magazine.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Porter, David L. (January 1, 1995). Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: 1992-1995 supplement for baseball, football, basketball, and other sports. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780313284311. 
  2. ^ The History of the United States Olympic Trials
  3. ^ Gisondi, Joe (April 10, 2007). "On Sports: Track & Field – covering meets". On Sports. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Contacting Us". Track & Field News. 
  5. ^ "Contacting Us". Track & Field News. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 

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