Apparently workers at the finish line couldn't tell the difference between a 2:36 marathoner and a 2:36 half-marathoner.
*MB: Portland Marathon gives 1st place to wrong runner
*The Oregonian: Some Portland Marathoners Upset After Running A Half-Mile Too Long The race director's response was troubling as he said "It's not a big deal" since only slower runners were affected.
*Fox 12 Oregon article
Devon Allen starts off their list.
South Eugene HS alum Paige Kouba (Harvard) and Erin Clark (Colorado) will compete in the steeple.
Top-7 were under 8:30.
Crouser is training with German national champ Thomas Rohler and will compete in several meets including the German championships.
Each team will draft 36 athletes (18 men, 18 women) and compete against each other in a scored meet at Hayward on July 29th. The meet will be live on ESPN.
*MB: NEW TRACK League Drafting Pro T&F teams for NYC Phily Frisco & Portland?
The tax increase passed with two narrow, last-minute votes could mean a $25 million state subsidy for Eugene 2021.
If you have a week to kill, you can watch the whole thing come together from start to finish. Less time on your hands, just fast forward and watch it in fast motion. *IAAF Link
Emily Infeld: “It’s crazy to think that there isn’t an indoor track or facility [in Oregon]. It was really nice to have that."
“Hope is cheap. We try to take hope and turn it into tangible results. We stick to it until it connects. Not every idea is a good one. But we’re not afraid to think big.” – Vin Lananna
Advocates of the hotel room tax which is meant to help subsidize Eugene 2021 have scaled back their request to try and gain support.
The more than 2,000 ton track is made-up of 1,400 pieces which will be disassembled this month and moved over and reassembled at the Oregon Convention Center.
That is what TrackTown USA is trying to convince Oregon government officials of anyway.
A good look at the connections between Seb Coe, Nike, Eugene and the University of Oregon with regard to the current French investigation into the 2021 World bid.
Allyson Felix, Ben Blankenship and Jason Richardson were on hand to voice their support for the meet, saying they all hope to be there competing.
Nike irate that Under Armour will pay for new soccer fields in two Portland parks. Portland mayor even stepped in to try and stop the parks & recreation commissioner from going through with it.
Dedicated runners can be found everywhere, even in prison. At OSP, a 40+ year-old running club started by Steve Prefontaine and with ties to Bill Dellinger and former Athletics West coach, Dick Brown, gives new life to inmates serving long sentences for violent crimes. They train daily, run monthly races (which are even open to the public) and help rehabilitate themselves and completely change their lives. A definite must read by Michael Heald.
Mary Marckx Creel (Pre's girlfriend back in college): "It was the gospel to him, that running could save you. By spreading it to prisoners, he was showing that they could be redeemed."