Mark Rowland

Mark Rowland

August 17, 2015

The Lauren Johnson Story: From Over 2:20 For 800 In HS To The U.S. World Championships Team At 1,500

Johnson grew up in Indiana playing basketball and didn't take running seriously until her senior year of college. Now she's heading to Worlds.
June 20, 2015

Oregon Track Club's Charles Jock, Ben Blankenship, Hassan Mead and Mark Rowland Talk USAs, Doping Controversy

The Oregon Track Club's Charles Jock (800), Ben Blankenship (1500), Hassan Mead (5k/10k) and their coach Mark Rowland are focused on USAs and waiting to see what happens with the NOP doping investigation.

May 20, 2015

From Excavation Grunt To The U.S.'s Fastest Man At 1,500: Ben Blankenship Discusses His Journey And His Breakthrough 2015 Season

After he ran 3:35.48 for fourth in Shanghai on Sunday, we caught up with Blankenship, who discussed his race, the key to his 2015 success and his success and failure at hitchhiking.
March 28, 2015

Ethiopia's 800m World Champion Mo Aman To Become A US Citizen

Earlier in the year, Aman joined the OTC, but that was just a precursor to getting his citizenship and representing team USA at Rio 2016.

February 11, 2015

World 800 Champion Mohammed Aman Joins Oregon Track Club

Aman, who has a 1:42.37 PR and three world titles to his name, said, “I want to run fast. OTC Elite is a good team with a good coach and I want to improve my performance. It’s so amazing for me to be able to run here. This is TrackTown. If you run in Eugene, the audience will support you and they know about track races, so I am very happy.”

January 28, 2015

The Greatest Race You've Never Heard Of

Two separate falls. A massive comeback. A monumental upset. If you're Australian over the age of 45, you might remember the men's 5,000 final at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. But we'd wager there are a ton of LRC visitors who know nothing about Andrew Lloyd's dramatic victory over defending Olympic champ John Ngugi. Let us educate you.
August 13, 2014

The Long Road: Jordan McNamara's Injury-Filled Path to Success

A big fan of the sport since HS when he had pictures of Webb, Lagat and Goucher on his wall, Jordan McNamara is so determined to rise to the top that 14 stress fractures haven’t been able to stop him from becoming one of America’s best milers. Plus insight on OTC members Ben Blankenship, Pat Casey, Hassan Mead, Ciaran O’Lionaird, and Andrew Wheating.
June 28, 2014

Leo Manzano's Amazing USATF Championship Record

Nine USA meets for Leo in his life, nine top 3 finishes.