USA Masters Track and Field

GEAR

Track and field athletes typically do not need a lot of gear! But there are plenty of speciality stores and on-line vendors selling all kinds of stuff for athletes. Here's an overview of what's out there.

FOR RUNNERS:
Most runners who compete on the track need a good pair of training shoes and a pair of racing shoes. The best way to select a good pair of training shoes is to shop at a local running specialty store and ask the sales people for advice. They will help you find a shoe most appropriate for the kind of training you are doing and most suitable for your running style.

Although they are not required, most athletes wear spikes during competitive races,.

Running attire varies from basic shorts and top, to high quality synthetic racing attire or club uniforms. To compete in the WMA World Championships, athletes must wear official USATF approved uniforms. Additional accessories for runners include all-weather clothing, speed suits, night running gear, stop watches, starting blocks, nutritional supplements, etc.

FIELD EVENTS:
Field event athletes may require more equipment to train with, such as throwing implements, hurdles, pole vault poles, measuring equipment, etc.

VENDORS:
Running specialty shops are common in most major cities. Seach engines will provide a wide choice of internet based vendors. Here are a few on-line sources for athletic supplies:

USATF: Official USATF gear, uniforms, clothing, and accessories.
Eastbay: Shoes, clothing, implements, and accessories.
Everything Track & Field: Shoes, clothing, implements, and accessories.
VS Athletic: Shoes, clothing, implements, and accessories.
Gill Athletics: Implements, and accessories.
Runningshoes.com: Shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Running Warehouse: Shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Finish Line Sports: Shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Sports Authority: Shoes, clothing, and accessories.

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