Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: Track & Field (50 images)

Perhaps no combination of sporting events more epitomizes the Olympic games than those competed in on the track and field. From running to jumping to throwing, these athletic sports have part of the modern games since 1896.
Updated: Aug. 20, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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Mohamed Farah of Great Britain leaps in the air after winning the gold medal in the Men's 5000 meter Final at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis, Allyson Felix and Courtney Okolo of the United States hold up a Thank You Rio banner after winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 400 meter Relay at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, 2016. Bolt completes the olympic "Triple-Triple" with Jamaica's win in the 4x100m. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Mohamed Farah of Great Britain competes and wins the gold medal in the Men's 5000 meter Final at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Silver medalist, Nia Ali of the United States, gold medalist, Brianna Rollins of the United States and bronze medalist, Kristi Castlin of the United States leap in the air at the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Hurdles at the Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 18, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Lashawn Merritt of the United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men's 4 x 400 meter Relay at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 400 meter Relay at Olympic Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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