REMINDER: THE US OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS start today in Eugene Oregon, also known as Track Town USA. The men’s and women’s 10,000 meter (10K) races are scheduled for JULY 1 (9-10pm) and 2 (2-5pm) respectively. The 5000 meter (5K) races are much later next week, July 7 and 9 for the women and men, respectively. NBC has published a schedule online and there is the ability to live stream the action.
The swimming trials got underway Sunday, June 26 and will continue through this weekend. The EarnedRuns site is primarily concerned with running, but it’s difficult to resist the excitement of contests between the nation’s best athletes in these OLYMPIC summer sports! After all, years of preparation have lead to this one point in time, in which each individual athlete’s performance will determine whether they will represent the USA in Rio. Few of us will ever experience such critical momentary challenges. Good luck to all competitors!
On a side note, Eugene OR is famous for it’s running history. With the US Olympic Track and Field Trials held in Hayward Stadium many are making the “pilgrimage” to this city. There’s lots to do and places to visit in the area for crazy running fans, so this might be a good time to learn a bit more about what it offers as a future vacation destination.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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