Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

March 13, 2021

Duck Domination: Oregon Wins 6 Events and Runs Away With 2021 NCAA Indoors as Hocker Completes 3k/Mile Double

The Oregon Ducks won every distance event they competed in, and Cole Hocker was the star, but it was a team effors as they got help from Micah Williams to dominate NCAA Indoors.
November 12, 2019

Don't Believe The Spin, Nike's Treatment Of Mary Cain Is Very Much In Line With Its #1 Core Value: Win At All Costs

Since its inception, Nike's #1 message has been win at all costs. Not a surprise since Nike was named after the winged Greek goddess of victory. But winning often doesn't come easy, so sometimes people take drugs or purge themselves to get to the top.
July 31, 2018

Two Years to Tokyo: We Tell You Which U.S. Men’s Distance Runners Will Be on the 2020 Olympic Team

The track and field action at 2020 Tokyo starts in exactly two years - July 31, 2020. We've got out our crystal ball and tell you who will be on the US Olympic team.
October 06, 2017

RRW: Sixteen Years Ago This Week, Catherine Ndereba Was First Woman to Run Sub-2:19

A nice look back at Ndereba's 2001 run which was paced by LRC co-founder Robert Johnson.
June 10, 2017

From Choke to Clutch: Oregon Ducks Complete First Triple Crown With NCAA Record in 4x400

What a way for the Ducks to complete the triple crown.
June 18, 2015

What A Surreal Scene - The 2015 Portland Track Festival - Where (Most Of) The US Distance Stars Came Out To Play

Alberto and Galen were notably absent but the stars were out in full force at the Portland Track Festival with Shannon Rowbury, Steve Magness, the Gouchers, Alan Webb, Kevin Hanson, Desi Davila, Mark Wetmore, Shalane Flanagan, Evan JagerChris Solinsky, and many more in attendance. Employee 1.0 is back to recount the surreal scene in light of the Nike Oregon Project Doping investigation.

June 10, 2015

The Least Boring Press Conference Ever: Top NCAA Coaches Robert Johnson, Chris Bucknam, Mike Holloway, Pat Henry, Lance Harter Talk State of NCAA Track and Field

Robert Johnson, Arkansas' Chris Bucknam, Florida's Mike Holloway, Texas A&M's Pat Henry, and Arkansas' Lance Harter held court in an entertaining press conference. Seriously.

March 14, 2014

The Meeting Of The Minds: Top NCAA Coaches Share Their Thoughts Ahead Of The 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships

The topics for discussion at the press conference were largely distance-based as the top coaches in the NCAA talked about racing at altitude, the men's DMR, and Lawi Lalang's triple (and whether Arizona could win the meet with just two guys). We also had a one-on-one conversation with Coach Franklin on his guys in the 5,000 and got an update on Princeton alum Peter Callahan.