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Tracktown USA: Improving for the Long Run

May 15th, 2015 6 Comments

We can’t know how many marathon runners finished Sunday’s race with their best time ever. Conditions were near ideal, so chances are good that many returned home with that deep satisfaction of never having done better.

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Eugene Marathon: Focus on the Finish

August 1st, 2014 No Comments

Instead of sorting thousands of competitors into the Winner and Everybody Else, they would sort themselves into better and worse than they had hoped.

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Excellence Matters; Success Doesn’t

March 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Between Ken Kesey Square at the heart of downtown Eugene and all of the University of Oregon buildings that bear Phil Knight’s imprimatur, it’s easy to overlook the legacy of Bill Bowerman and the culture of excellence he attempted to instill here.

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Football Entertainment Needs Midweek Boost

September 14th, 2012 No Comments

How about ending practices once a week with your speedsters running 4×100 relay races at Hayward Field, professionally timed and open to the public? An eating contest for the linemen? A human tractor-pull? Let some of those competitive juices flow in public.

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