Wikipedia:WikiProject Athletics


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

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

There are a wide range of topics to work on, ranging from: biography writing for athletes, competition histories and results, summaries of events and distances, stadiums, record lists, and much more...

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There are many knowledge gaps left to fill! To start, try expanding existing articles to learn the common Wikipedia article styles and athletics sources, then move on to creating articles of your own. You can use base Article templates to give you a head start with tables and lists.

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Athletes in other language WikipediasWomen Athletes in RedAll-time top-30World record breakersMajor record holdersSeasonal leaders
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World Championships Top-25s in 1983'87'91'93'95'97'992001'03'05'07'09'11'13'15'17'19
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Recognized content
Featured Articles
 Jim Thorpe  May 12, 2004
 Stamata Revithi  April 11, 2009
 Terry Fox  April 12, 2010
 Tessa Sanderson  May 20, 2022
Featured Lists
 List of winners of the Boston Marathon  August 14, 2007
 List of Olympic records in athletics  September 14, 2008
 List of winners of the Chicago Marathon  March 7, 2009
 List of winners of the London Marathon  June 2, 2009
 Jesse Owens Award  December 2, 2010
 1896 Summer Olympics  May 3, 2012
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Good Articles
 Alan Turing  December 7, 2005
 Andreas Thorkildsen  April 19, 2007
 Wilt Chamberlain  May 6, 2007
 Chicago Marathon  October 8, 2007
 Elmer Gedeon  December 12, 2007
 Wilfrid Kent Hughes  February 5, 2008
 Butch Woolfolk  February 13, 2008
 Willis Ward  March 14, 2008
 Oscar Pistorius  March 26, 2008
 John McFall (athlete)  June 27, 2008
 Thomas Wilcher  June 28, 2008
 Usain Bolt  September 8, 2008
 Dwain Chambers  September 10, 2008
 Charlie Fonville  January 4, 2009
 Mary Wittenberg  March 3, 2009
 Tyson Gay  March 21, 2009
 Doc Blanchard  May 18, 2009
 Walter Dix  October 3, 2009
 Zersenay Tadese  November 12, 2009
 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships  November 26, 2010
 Ullevaal Stadion  December 26, 2010
 Denard Robinson  January 12, 2011
 Oregon Ducks track and field  April 4, 2011
 Stampesletta  June 18, 2011
 Hampden Park  November 10, 2011
 Lerkendal Stadion  November 20, 2011
 Angie Ballard  April 23, 2012
 Jessica Gallagher  June 25, 2012
 Dælenenga idrettspark  June 28, 2012
 Lillestrøm Stadion  June 28, 2012
 Paavo Nurmi  September 20, 2012
 John R. Tunis  October 31, 2012
 Donn Cabral  November 21, 2012
 Mechanics of Oscar Pistorius's running blades  November 25, 2012
 Tora Harris  March 17, 2013
 Randall Cunningham II  January 4, 2014
 Plastic Brit  Jun 22, 2014
 Paul Des Jardien  September 13, 2014
 Butch Woolfolk  April 23, 2015
 Caitlyn Jenner  June 7, 2016
 Pop Warner  October 4, 2016
 Samia Yusuf Omar  October 17, 2016
 Hank Crisp  November 25, 2016
 Philip Henry Bridenbaugh  February 5, 2017
 Saint Lucia at the 2000 Summer Olympics  April 3, 2017
 Abebe Bikila  July 1, 2017
 Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee  January 21, 2018
 Joshua Ilustre  February 28, 2018
 Regine Tugade  March 4, 2018
 Spyridon Louis  July 23, 2018
 Edwin Flack  April 4, 2020
 Joachim Müncheberg  April 29, 2020
 2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's marathon  May 4, 2020
 1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon  July 7, 2020
 Namibia at the 2019 World Athletics Championships  July 7, 2020
 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  August 16, 2020
 1987 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon  October 2, 2020
 2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's marathon  October 11, 2020
 2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon  October 12, 2020
 Femke Bol  October 21, 2023
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Did you know...
From WikiProject Athletics' newest articles:
... that Sy Mah, who held a Guinness World Record for the most lifetime marathons, completed his first marathon in the same race in which he coached 13-year-old Maureen Wilton to a women's world record? (5 January 2011)
... that Gary Fanelli, who represented American Samoa in the marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics, has competed in various costumes including Elwood Blues, a Ghostbusters ghost, and Michael Jackson? (11 February 2011)
... that 2012 Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom started running only as a means to get a college scholarship and says she never "really became interested" in the sport? (3 August 2012)
... that to deprive his body of oxygen in the five months before the Olympic trials, Olympic steeplechaser Donald Cabral spent over 10 hours a day in a high-altitude tent he bought on Craigslist? (3 August 2012)
... that race walker Emerson Esnal Hernández, who is set to represent El Salvador at the 2012 Olympic Games, started competing in athletics after accompanying a shy friend to tryouts? (3 August 2012)
... that California student Sarah Attar is one of Saudi Arabia's first female athletes at the Olympics, and is due to compete at the 2012 Games in an event she hasn't competed in since high school? (8 August 2012)
... that 2012 Indian Olympic competitor Ram Singh Yadav is the second Indian athlete ever to be qualified for the Olympics marathon? (11 August 2012)
... that Vahram Papazyan (pictured) and Mıgırdiç Mıgıryan, the two athletes who represented Turkey in its first-ever Olympics, were both ethnic Armenians? (2 March 2013 )
... that Chinese athlete Wu Shuijiao set an East Asian Games record in 100 metres hurdles when she won gold in the 2013 Games in Tianjin? (8 January 2014)
... that Australian javelin thrower Hamish Peacock has competed at the Youth, Junior and Senior World Championships? (11 June 2014)
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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.
Geschichte (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.
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.
Faizanalivarya (talk · contribs)) I am creating and editing articles of heroes in athletics as it requires a lot of research to to collect data and put accurate information here thus I thank everyone to participate for this 'wonderful cause'.
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.
Jahamian876242 (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.
CanadianWikiUser (talk · contribs) Athletics in Canada, running events, and sport 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
Derrreks (talk · contribs) Biographies and updating pages mostly but will work on everything
FunkyCanute (talk · contribs) Currently expanding coverage of ultramarathons and ultra runners
TheEditor867 (talk · contribs) Working on expanding stubs and created new articles of distance runners.
WeiaR (talk · contribs) Not very active, mostly statistical stuff, because English is not my mother tongue. I am a master athlete and high jump coach.
VietnamUltraRunner (talk · contribs) Providing details on upcoming runs events (marathon, half marathon, ultra run, trail) in Vietnam and neighboring countries.
JDWFC (talk · contribs) I am an active junior athlete with an interest in everything to do with athletics, focusing on extending coverage of major championships as well as making all pages more accessible.
Yhelloo (talk · contribs) Live and breathe athletics
Abishe (talk · contribs) Articles related to Athletics in Sri Lanka,Files
Gh4380 (talk · contribs) Have a general interest in Athletics and hope I can help as much as possible.
Luisftd (talk · contribs) Improving articles about the decathlon, heptathlon, the javelin throw and the shot put
WeiaR (talk · contribs) Not very active, mostly statistical stuff, because English is not my mother tongue. I am a master athlete and high jump coach.
Habst (talk · contribs) Hoping to change athletics on Wikipedia.
Drat8sub (talk · contribs) Do provide information on Asian athletes, mainly Indian athletes competing in global competitions and also other than Asian athletes when related to any.
Activist (talk · contribs) I've created four recent articles for young female distance runners, but also expanded many stub articles, for instance on numerous top finishers in the 1960 Olympic marathon.
pstansbu (talk · contribs) Only started to dabble, returned to athletics in real world after a very long break and returned to wikipedia after a shorter break.
Andrii Grebonkin (talk · contribs) Articles related to Ukrainian and Soviet athletics.
Activist (talk · contribs) I've created four recent articles for young female distance runners, but also expanded many stub articles on numerous top finishers in the 1960 Olympic marathon.
Dexxtrall (talk · contribs) Former athlete, like to contribute to Wikipedia when I find the time and have been working recently on updating several athletes' pages, particularly from Team GB
Comm260 ncu (talk · contribs) I teach Comm260, an undergraduate writing and media course. I created an assignment for students to research and write articles on missing marathon winners (many of whom are from Africa).
Jozape (talk · contribs) Mostly focusing on the 100 m, 100 m sprinters, and high level meets
SarahTHunter (talk · contribs) I am working on expanding information for Paralympic sporting events such as championships and I mostly work on Paralympic athlete bios.
Bob Ramsak (talk · contribs) I'm a journalist and photographer with nearly 25 years experience covering athletics and long distance running. I'll add photos, update bios and contribute to new sections when I can.
Brent Severnie (talk · contribs) Hi! I'm an avid runner and noticed some empty or small pages on here for big names. Thought I could help!
Darwinek (talk · contribs) Interested in athletics in general. Here to help mainly with maintenance of the existing articles.
Hildreth gazzard (talk · contribs) Hi, I mostly seem to be motivated to do research into topics and people new to me, and giving representation to the athletes.
Arorae (talk · contribs) Hi, I check any name and results at major and minor championships, put the ILL links to other languages when available and update the records, even if some doesn't like that.
Hamid Hassani (talk · contribs) As an athletics lover and 1980s long & triple jumper, I check names, some disciplines, lists, and some results mostly at high-level meets and major championships, as much as possible.