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Smoke Prompts Unorthodox Training For Oregon Cross Runners

Medford Mail Tribune | Sept. 6, 2017 3:54 p.m. | Medford, Oregon

Cross country runners in southern Oregon are using some alternative methods to keep their fitness up with wildfire smoke making outdoor running unsafe.

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Bonding, Good Weather And A Wedding At Hood To Coast 2017

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 3:56 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

"I need a nap and a shower. But I loved it. Every second of it," said one Hood To Coast runner, minutes after finishing the relay, a few hours before his wedding.

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Gatlin Stuns Bolt In Jamaican's 100 Meters Farewell

AP | Aug. 5, 2017 3:26 p.m. | London

At the end of a career in which he has dominated his sport for a decade, Usain Bolt was beaten in his final 100-meter race by an American almost five years his senior — Justin Gatlin.

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News Roundtable | Mental Health And Terrorism | Julius Achon

OPB | June 2, 2017 noon

We talk to former Portlander, Olympic runner Julius Achon, who is now a parliament member in his native Uganda. Also, how do we talk about mental health and acts of public violence? And our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week.

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REBROADCAST: The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | May 17, 2017 noon

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

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Eliud Kipchoge Falls 26 Seconds Short In Nike's 2-Hour Marathon Attempt

OPB | May 5, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Though the experiment fell short of its goal, it cracks the door open just a little wider when determining at the boundaries of human performance.

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TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

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Oregon Women Win NCAA Cross-Country Title

AP | Nov. 19, 2016 4:52 p.m. | Terre Haute, Indiana

Oregon won the title on the strength of fourth-place finisher Katie Rainsberger and 14th-place Alli Cash. The Ducks held off second-place Michigan and third-place Colorado.

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An Olympic Double: Portland's Galen Rupp Attempts Marathon Sunday After 10K

Northwest News Network | Aug. 19, 2016 2:19 p.m.

Portland runner Galen Rupp will race in the men's marathon just a week after he finished fifth in the 10,000-meter run.

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Comedian Kevin Hart Announces He'll Run Hood-To-Coast Relay Race

OPB | Aug. 6, 2016 11:22 a.m. | Portland

Hart, an avid runner who teamed up with Nike, jokes about the race in his video.

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Why I Run: Eugene And Olympic Trials Are A Storied Match

OPB | July 10, 2016 2:51 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Part of why the Olympic Trials in Eugene are such a big draw is the city's passion for running. What drives the connection? We asked.

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Best Not-So-Secret Places To Run In Eugene

OPB | July 5, 2016 9:45 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Those visiting Eugene for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials have a one-day break in the action Tuesday. These are some of the best-known running routes in town.

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News Roundtable: April 15, 2016 | Activism Jogging In Burundi | PSU Students For Trump

OPB | April 15, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable take on the biggest regional and national stories of the week. We hear how jogging has become a political act in Burundi. And Portland State Univerity's "Students for Trump" tell us about confrontations on campus.

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5 Things To Know About The World Indoor Track Championships

OPB | March 17, 2016 2:43 p.m. | Portland

If you've been anywhere near Portland recently, you've seen the ads for the IAAF World Indoor Track And Field Championships. Here's what you need to know before the meet kicks off.

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USATF Championships Bring Track Fever To Portland

OPB | March 12, 2016 8:39 p.m. | Portland

The USA Track and Field Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center kicked off what will likely be a momentous five years for the Oregon track community.

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USATF Indoor Championships Continue Saturday In Portland

OPB | March 12, 2016 12:22 p.m. | Portland

The USA Track & Field Indoor Championships kicked off Friday at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Athletes there are competing for spots in the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

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Portlander Wins Olympic Marathon Trials

AP | Feb. 13, 2016 4:55 p.m. | Los Angeles

Galen Rupp, a native Portlander and former University of Oregon runner, won the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He will represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

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Track And Field Championships Take Place Amid Doping Scandal

OPB | June 25, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Some of the best athletes in the country are in Eugene for the USA Track and Field Championships, which go through this weekend.

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ProPublica Reporter Stands By Doping Claims Against Nike Oregon Project

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:06 p.m.

ProPublica reporter David Epstein heard from several former team members and coaches at Nike Oregon Project that famed coach Alberto Salazar broke drug rules.

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Join Wildlife Officials To Tackle 'Renegade Trails'

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015 6:45 a.m.

If you’ve hiked anywhere in the Northwest, there’s a good chance you’ve seen an illegal trail.