Outdoors

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Russell Brown

Oregon Track Club Elite’s Russell Brown looks to build off his season-best runs earlier in 2012 with a berth on the Olympic team.

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Bridget Franek

Two-time world championship team member Bridget Franek is going for her first Olympic team in 2012. She told 1859 about her favorite restaurants in Eugene, her love of Oregon’s climate, and the storybook career she’s had so far.

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Disc Golf World Champion Avery Jenkins

Avery Jenkins, a University of Oregon graduate, made Eugene his home for the past seven years. He took a slice out of his busy worldwide touring schedule to chat with 1859.

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Julia Lucas

Oregeon Track Club Elite’s Julia Lucas is aiming for an Olympic berth in the 5,000 meters this summer. She talks to 1859 about her rebirth in track and field and how moving to Oregon saved her career.

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Bend’s Adam Craig talks mountain biking

After the final World Cup in France, Adam Craig took some time out to speak to 1859 about his qualifying campaign, the rigors of Olympic mountain bike racing and where the rest of the season will take him.

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Two Ducks Set to Migrate to London

Two University of Oregon graduates put on an impressive show during the opening days of the Olympic Track and Field Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene—with both men breaking records. Portland native Galen Rupp (class of 2008) set a new Olympic Trials record in the men’s 10,000 meters, and Ashton Eaton, a 2010 U of O graduate who grew up in Bend, set a new world record in the decathlon. This achievement is widely considered to garner the record holder the title “greatest athlete in the world.”

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Geena Gall

Geena Gall just made the 2012 Olympic team in the women’s 800m and is a rising star in US middle-distance racing.

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Nick Symmonds

Oregon Track Club Elite’s Nick Symmonds has been America’s top 800m runner since 2008. He hopes to leave London with some hardware.

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7 Oregon Weekenders

Oregon’s fabled outdoor adventures are just out the door – whether it’s heartthumping whitewater on a wild and remote river, a mountain bike ride in old growth timber, a kayak trip to see a Great Blue Heron, surfing at the Oregon coast or fly-fishing from a historical ranch. 1859 carves out some fascinating places for the perfect Oregon weekenders.