Definition of track events in English:

track events

plural noun

  • Athletic events that take place on a running track.

    Compare with field events
    • ‘The relay events are always exciting, and as the final track event, they generate considerable interest, not least from all the fellow athletes watching.’
    • ‘You have to take part in relays, long jump, or whatever other track event is going on.’
    • ‘The tracks were well made out and the track events and the field events were well organized.’
    • ‘Surrey clinched the match by winning the final track event, the 4x100m relay.’
    • ‘He might have obtained better results simply by taking the differences in the lanes' staggered starting marks for an appropriate track event.’
    • ‘I had never seen a live track event before, and trust me, it is definitely entertainment at its best!’
    • ‘Most spectators don't consider this a track event.’
    • ‘These include track events for athletes and team events in netball, soccer and volleyball.’
    • ‘However, this year a significant number of talented Sligo athletes excelled in track events - more than ever before.’
    • ‘She was entered in the track event in case anything went wrong in her preferred event.’
    • ‘It is only in latter years that the 10k track event and the marathon have been introduced for women at the World Championships and the Olympic Games.’
    • ‘His first track event was the 100-meter hydrants, a kid running down Quentin Street leaping over every fire plug in his path.’
    • ‘Athletes have to collect their singlets and numbers and get fully warmed up before the first track event which commences after the parade.’
    • ‘She was the only American woman to win a track event that year.’
    • ‘Why do I still get a major rush of adrenalin every time a track event gets to the ‘set’ position?’
    • ‘The match is unique in that every track event is run as a relay, from the 4x100m to the 4x1500m, and the field events are taken as a sum of the total distance or height for each team.’
    • ‘It has been thirty years since the area had a winner in a track event.’
    • ‘It will have three categories, skills obstacle course, grass track events and team event.’
    • ‘Packaged as part of a larger track event, it might bring new fans.’
    • ‘I think the 5,000m record is attainable, I can run faster in the 10,000m and it's important to me to win a track event at the World Championships… and then there are the Olympics.’