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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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Allyson Felix wins women’s 200 meters at U.S. Olympic Trials, sets meet record

Coming into the Olympic Trials, fans and media alike expected the final of the women’s 200 meters to be a closely contested and star-studded affair. Saturday evening, the event didn’t disappoint, as Allyson Felix crossed the line in 21.69 seconds to set a meet record while beating out world-class competitors …

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Day 9 recap: Christian Taylor, Chaunte Lowe and Aries Merrit were front runners in Saturday’s events

Men’s triple jump final This year’s world leader, Christian Taylor, showed America why he will be a solid representative for the U.S. in London by posting a distance of 17.63 meters in the men’s triple jump Saturday at Hayward Field. The former Florida star won consecutive indoor and outdoor NCAA …

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Can’t miss events: July 1st

The 2012 US Olympic Trials conclude Sunday with the only day to feature only finals including such high-profile races as the men’s and women’s 1500 meters and the men’s 200 meter dash.

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Photos: 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Day 9, June 30

Day 9 of the U.S. Olympic Trials started bright and early at 7:30 a.m. with the Men’s 20000 Meter Race Walk, which saw 11 records broken.

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Heritage Athlete: Carl Lewis to be honored Sunday

Each day of Trials competition, renowned American athletes are honored in conjunction with the events of the day. Here is Sunday’s honoree.

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Photos: Best of Olympic Trials day 8, June 29

Best photos of the day: women’s steeplechase final, men’s 1,500-meter run and heptathlon.

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Heat sheet for June 30 of the Olympic Trials

Men’s 20,000-Meter Race Walk (Final) 7:30AM 1 Joshua Wiseman    Miami Valley TC 2 Tyler Sorensen    Unattached 3 Benjamin Shorey Sr        Shore A C 4 Trevor Barron    N Y A C 5 Patrick Stroupe    Unattached 6 Tim Seaman    N Y A C 7 Richard Luettchau II    Shore A C 8 …

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Report: Vin Lananna to step down as head coach of Oregon track and field, Robert Johnson will take his place

Friday afternoon, Curtis Anderson of the Register-Guard reported that associate athletic director Vin Lananna will no longer lead the Oregon track and field program. While the timing of the move is unknown, Lananna will remain with Oregon in a different role.

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Photos: Day 8 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field

U.S. Olympic Team Trials day 8 features the heptathlon, semi-finals for the men’s and women’s 200, 400-meter hurdles, and 1500-meter runs. The day ends with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

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Hyleas Fountain faces uphill battle in her attempt to reclaim Olympic glory

Currently first in the heptathlon after day one, she knows what it’s like to compete in the Olympics.

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Oregon heptathlete Brianne Theisen named a finalist for The Bowerman

Theisen was already named the USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor National Field Athlete of the Year earlier this year.

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Abundance of campus-area restaurants offer great food, drinks

Where in Eugene can you find coffee, pastries, Pad Thai, noodle bowls, double cheeseburgers, Mediterranean Burritos, New York style Pizza, bagel sandwiches, Hawaiian rice, carrot smoothies, Beijing dinners, Apple strudel and sushi all within a block of each other?

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Galen Rupp wins men’s 5K, breaks Prefontaine’s mark at 2012 Olympic Trials

Galen Rupp used an inspired surge down the home stretch Thursday night to best Bernard Lagat and Lopez Lomong for first place in the men’s 5,000 meters.

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Special Olympics Oregon stages Summer Games in Newberg

While a contingent of elite athletes from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials will head to London to strut their stuff this summer, another group of competitors will remain home in order to stage some games of their own.

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Behind the Scenes: Master of the Masters’ decathlon returns to Hayward Field

Former decathlete Rex Harvey returns to the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field for his second time — this time as an USATF official.

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Saturday’s Heritage Athlete, Roger Kingdom, is a two-time gold medalist in hurdles

Kingdom won gold medals in the 110 meter hurdles both times, with the highlight coming in the 1988 Seoul games when he set what was then an Olympic record of 12.98 seconds.

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