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Former Oregon athletes transition to elite level marathons

Two of Oregon’s most decorated runners have been dominating marathons around the country, and they are both relatively new at it. Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay, both of whom run for Alberto Salazar of the Nike Oregon Project, have moved on from cross-country and track to the much longer distances. …

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IAAF World Championships: Phyllis Francis wins second gold medal on final day

The IAAF World Athletic Championships in London wrapped up on Sunday with the women’s and men’s 4×400-meter relays. The women’s event featured former Duck Phyllis Francis, who anchored the United States three minute, 19.02 second-winning run, beating second-place Great Britain by six seconds. That gold medal was Francis’ second of …

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IAAF World Championships: Phyllis Francis wins gold in 400, Deajah Stevens in 200 semifinal

Former Oregon track and field athlete Phyllis Francis took the gold medal in the women’s 400-meters at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, defeating 2016 Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo and defending 400 world champion Allyson Felix. Despite the pouring England rain, Francis won the race in a personal …

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Report: FBI is investigating Eugene’s 2021 track and field world championships award

The controversial decision to award the 2021 track and field world championships to Eugene is now being investigated by the FBI and criminal division of the IRS, according to a report from BBC. Eugene won their bid to host the championships in 2015, and will be the first U.S. city …

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Devon Allen will forgo remaining college eligibility and begin professional track and field career

Devon Allen announced Wednesday in a press conference that he will forgo his remaining athletic eligibility at the University of Oregon and fully focus on a professional track and field career.   @DevonAllen13 to focus on professional track career. Press conference coming up. #TeamUSA @OregonTF @WinTheDay pic.twitter.com/pea60FIih8 — Shawn Medow …

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Website proposing Oregon bid for 2028 Summer Olympics suggests using UO venues

A new website proposes a bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics that would take place in three Oregon cities—Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis—and suggests using Hayward Field, Matthew Knight Arena and Autzen Stadium for events. The website, oregon2028.com, has laid out the costs, revenues, potential venues, and other suggestions detailing how …

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Galen Rupp looks to conquer two events at Rio, cement himself in history

In 2009, Rupp lost his shoe in the middle of the 5,000 meter race at the NCAA Championships. He stopped, put it back on, and still won the race. On Friday, seven years after his career as a Duck ended, Rupp went up against the best 10,000-meter runners in the …

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Jasmine Todd: “It hasn’t been my year.”

July 2 was the last day Jasmine Todd would wear her Oregon singlet. “I asked Coach Johnson if I was able to wear it, and he allowed me to wear the uniform one last time,” Todd said to reporters on Saturday. “So I kind of ended in the right way.” …

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Does Nike have a monopoly on US track and field runners?

Eugene is currently at the center of the US track and field universe with U.S. Olympic Trials taking place at Hayward Field this week. Each of the athletes that earn a chance to compete for their country will also be compelled to wear the Nike Swoosh on their jerseys, regardless of whether …

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Six athletes with Oregon ties qualify for women’s 100 meter semifinal

Members of the University of Oregon women’s sprinting unit are adamant that they want Oregon to be recognized as more than just a distance running school. Oregon has produced four NCAA outdoor champions in the 100-  and 200-meter events in the past four years, but to some, Oregon still isn’t considered …

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What to know when attending the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials

Here’s the complete list from EPD: Report any suspicious behavior, such as people loitering around buildings, bicycles and vehicles. Report any suspicious packages or items left lying around. If you see something that concerns you, don’t be afraid to contact authorities to flag it. Lock your doors, close your windows …

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Nick Symmonds won’t run for U.S. this summer

Two-time Olympian and athlete rights activist Nick Symmonds will not compete for a chance to run in Rio de Janeiro this summer. The 800-meter runner who was a favorite to make team USA announced this morning that, “This left ankle of mine currently has a torn ligament and a stress …

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What to watch for: U.S. Olympic Trials field events

In the world of track and field, there tends to be more emphasis on running events than jumping and throwing events. Perhaps it is because these events are longer, making it difficult for viewers to watch all the way through. Regardless, jumping and throwing events are just as entertaining as …

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Eight Ducks to Watch at the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene

Oregon has produced as much Olympic-caliber track and field talent as any school in the nation over the past decade. The U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials kick off Friday, July 1, and while the final entry lists will be littered with the names of former University of Oregon standouts, …

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City of Springfield granted $75,000 to accommodate TrackTown USA’s cash shortage

Days before the 2016 Track and Field U.S. Olympic Trials are set to take place at Historic Hayward Field, Eugene-based nonprofit organization TrackTown USA revealed that it is short on cash to host the event. The organization turned to the city of Springfield for aid and was granted $75,000 from hotel tax revenues. …

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Video: 39th Annual Butte to Butte Race

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Pe5fFehao&w=970&h=546] Over 5,000 people participated in the 39th annual Butte to Butte race on July 4. This was the second largest crowd in all its years. The event included a 10k run, a 4.5-mile walk, and a newly added 5k run.

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Photos: Best of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

The light now shines on London but for now, here are 32 selects from the 2012 Olympic Trials.

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USATF announces Jeneba Tarmoh’s withdrawal from run-off in 100-meter dash

A statement released by USATF Monday afternoon announced that Jeneba Tarmoh has withdrawn herself from a tie-breaking run-off in the women’s 100-meter dash. With the withdrawal, Tarmoh acknowledges her removal from consideration for the U.S. Olympic Team, instead becoming an alternate. Tarmoh could still potentially land on the 4×100-meter relay …

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Lieberman: Olympic Trials stand as unique experience in American sporting landscape

Over the past two weeks at the U.S. Olympic Trials, a group of talented individuals came together, put their best efforts on the line and formed an elite team on a worldwide stage.

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Day 10 recap: Looking back at the most memorable moments of the US Olympic Trials

The tent city set up on the turf fields will be dismantled, and the corner of East 15th Avenue and Agate Street will once again open to traffic. But, the events of the last 10 days have added another chapter to Eugene’s already rich track history.

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Final Oregon rundown: Oregon athletes captivate Hayward crowd throughout Olympic Trials

In 2012, stars with University of Oregon ties shined bright in front of their home crowd at yet another Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field. June 22 The first group of UO athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games were those who ran in the 10,000 meters. On the men’s …

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Oregon alums Matthew Centrowitz, Andrew Wheating punch tickets to London

A roar shook Hayward as Leonel Manzano, Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating crossed the finish line.

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Freimark: Race walking deserves more respect than it has gotten

A sport as grueling as this one shouldn’t be easily tossed to the wind.

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Out-of-town spectators elated with atmosphere of TrackTown USA

Fans from across the country react to Eugene’s transformation into TrackTown USA.

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Run-off scheduled between Felix and Tarmoh for final spot in women’s 100-meter dash

It’s going to be a run-off to determine who will take the third and final ticket to London for the U.S.’s women’s 100-meter team.

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