Olympic Women’s Track Gear
Discover which brands US Olympic track stars choose for training and competition.
The best athletes in the world are heading to Tokyo this summer for the 2020 Olympic Games. And while there won’t be any shortage of exciting competition to go around, some of the best (and most impressive athleticism) can always be found in the track events.
This time around should be no different. The US is sending a stellar squad to compete in the women’s track and field events—some for the first time and others returning as tried and true Olympians.
Nike is the current sponsor of Team USA, so when you tune into the action this summer you’ll see the athletes sporting matching Nike apparel. You can find a preview of what the track and field uniforms are going to look like on Nike’s site here.
But apart from their official Olympic uniforms, you may be interested in knowing what brands and apparel these track stars wear for their usual training and competition. Here, we take a look at the gear used by some of the top US female track stars.
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Olympian #1: Sydney McLaughlin (400-Meter Hurdles)
In the 400m hurdles event, Sydney McLaughlin qualified first in 51.90 seconds (setting a new world record!). Even though Ms. McLaughlin is only 21 years old, this will be her second trip to the Olympics after coming in 16th in the 400m hurdles in 2016.
Sydney McLaughlin’s Running Gear
Sydney McLaughlin is a New Balance sponsored runner. Here she is featured on New Balance’s Instagram sporting the latest NB gear.
Spikes: New Balance MD800v6
New! Check out Sydney's first signature collection: NB x Sydney McLaughlin
Olympian #2: Allyson Felix (400 Meters)
In the 400m event, Allyson Felix qualified second in 50.02 seconds. This is far from Ms. Felix’s first rodeo. She’s been to the Olympics several times before and is one of the most decorated athletes of all time, including 6 gold medals to her name.
Allyson Felix’s Running Gear
Allyson Felix is an Athleta sponsored runner. Here she is sporting the Legend Bodysuit from the Limited Edition Allyson Felix + Athleta collection.
Bodysuit: Athleta Legend Bodysuit
Check out the rest of the Limited Edition collection at Athleta: Allyson Felix Collection
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Olympian #3: Emma Coburn (3,000-Meter Steeplechase)
In the 3,000m steeplechase, Emma Coburn qualified first in 9 minutes and 9.41 seconds. Ms. Coburn has been to the Olympics twice before in 2016 (earning a bronze medal) and 2012 (placing 5th).
Emma Coburn’s Running Gear
Emma Coburn is a New Balance sponsored runner. Here she is during a training session at the track sporting NB from head to toe.
Top: New Balance Fuel Bra
Shorts: New Balance W 3" Distance Short
Spikes: New Balance FuelCell MD-X
Olympian #4: Gabby Thomas (200 Meters)
In the 200m event, Gabby Thomas qualified first in 21.61 seconds (second-fastest of all-time). Ms. Thomas, who will be competing in the Olympics for the first time, is 24-years-old and a Harvard graduate.
Gabby Thomas’ Running Gear
Gabby Thomas is a New Balance sponsored runner. Here she is finishing up a training session sporting all New Balance gear.
Olympian #5: Elle Purrier St. Pierre (1,500 Meters)
In the 1,500m event, Elle Purrier St. Pierre qualified first in 3 minutes and 58.03 seconds. This will be Ms. Purrier’s first time competing in the Olympics.
Elle Purrier St. Pierre’s Running Gear
Elle Purrier St. Pierre is a New Balance sponsored runner. Having grown up on a Vermont dairy farm, you can catch some scenic posts of Ms. Purrier’s training on her Instagram.
Shorts: New Balance Compression Short
Olympian #6: Sha’Carri Richardson (100 Meters)
In the 100m event, Sha’Carri Richardson qualified first in 10.86 seconds. Unfortunately, Ms. Richardson received a suspension after qualifying, so she won’t be competing in the 2020 games. However, at just 21 years of age, Sha’Carri Richardson will definitely be someone to keep an eye on in the years ahead.
Sha’Carri Richardson Running Gear
Sha’Carri Richardson is a Nike sponsored runner. Here she is sporting all Nike gear on the track.
Shorts: Nike Pro 3" Camo Shorts
The athletes featured here are just a few of the incredible Olympians representing the United States this summer. Be sure to show your support for the whole team in the upcoming games. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games begin on July 23, 2021 and end on August 8, 2021. Find your favorite events using the official schedule.