You control independently the legs of your athlete: one button per leg. You cannot count on button mashing to achieve victory like in most track and field games. You require good timing and good feeling of your athlete.
At first, you run and jump in a disjointed fashion, causing funny situations. However, the better you get, the more your actions resemble those of true champions and it becomes very rewarding.
8 events of different types are waiting for you: sprint, long jump, triple jump, hurdles. Compete against increasingly strong opponents and become a champion in each event. And if that's not enough, measure yourself against other players' records.