Runners, sprinters, and marathoners alike know the silence right before the start of their heart-pounding race. Jumpers measure their approach and visualize their leaps, while throwers warm up their arms before aiming for target or distance. With the roar—and sometimes hush—of the crowd, athletes in track and field maintain their concentration for the finesse of their event, with their sights set on the podium. When we protect our runners, throwers, and jumpers, we keep this sport safe and healthy for all.
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