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In Tracktown USA, the race is just the icing on the cake

University of Oregon sports business instructor Josh Gordon hasn’t missed a single day of running in six years. That’s 2,216 consecutive days. Rain, shine, sleet or snow — Gordon averages 11.1 miles per day, and doesn’t let up. “I don’t even know how to drive around Eugene half the time, …

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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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UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned …