Athletics, also known as track and field, is a collection of sporting events that test an athlete’s physical abilities. These events typically include running, jumping, and throwing, and can include events such as the 100-meter dash, the long jump, the shot put, and the discus throw. Athletics competitions are held at amateur and professional levels, including the Olympic Games and World Championships. Athletics is a popular and highly competitive sport in the United States, with many of the world’s top athletes hailing from the country. It is also a popular participatory activity, with thousands of amateur athletes participating in local and regional events.