Training http://nwpr.org en Eugene Native Looks To Represent The US In Racewalking At The Olympics http://nwpr.org/post/eugene-native-looks-represent-us-racewalking-olympics <p>Eugene has a long history as the adopted home of Olympic track and field hopefuls. But it&rsquo;s very rare for a serious contender to actually be born and raised in the city. On Sunday a true local girl will be competing at Hayward, and she has a legitimate shot at making the team in perhaps the most unusual of the track events. KLCC&rsquo;s Jes Burns reports. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:23:06 +0000 Jes Burns 10865 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Sprinter With Turbulent Past Dashes His Way Onto Team USA http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-sprinter-turbulent-past-dashes-his-way-team-usa <p>Oregon native Ryan Bailey showed early potential on the track. But few would&rsquo;ve predicted a trip to the Summer Olympics for this formerly troubled football and track athlete from Salem. Yet that&rsquo;s the unlikely turnabout Bailey can tell you now that&rsquo;s he sprinted his way onto Team USA. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in track and field in Eugene. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:54:34 +0000 Tom Banse 10576 at http://nwpr.org Famous Oregon Coach And Star Protégé Are A Study In Contrasts http://nwpr.org/post/famous-oregon-coach-and-star-prot-g-are-study-contrasts <p>Forty-eight years have passed since an American has won an Olympic medal in the men&#39;s 10,000 meter run. The USA&rsquo;s best hope for the upcoming London Games is Portland distance runner Galen Rupp.</p><p>You can watch Rupp attempt to qualify for the Olympics next Friday night. Rupp is coached by a running legend from the 1980s, Oregon marathoner Alberto Salazar. Correspondent Tom Banse reports Salazar is trying to help the younger runner avoid mistakes he made. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:24 +0000 Max Bartlett 10184 at http://nwpr.org Famous Oregon Coach And Star Protégé Are A Study In Contrasts Eugene Track Meet Offers Preview Of Olympic Competition http://nwpr.org/post/eugene-track-meet-offers-preview-olympic-competition <p>Elite Northwest runners and throwers tested themselves against Olympic-caliber competition this weekend in Eugene. Some athletes found the experience sobering, while others drew encouragement with about two months to go before the Summer Olympics. Correspondent Tom Banse reports from Eugene. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:02:46 +0000 Tom Banse 9406 at http://nwpr.org