Outdoors

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Dathan Ritzenhein

Three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein holds the rare distinction of having tried to make the Olympics in the marathon, failing, then coming back to make the team in a different event. He spoke with 1859 in May about the ups and downs of his career and what brought him to Oregon.

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Kelsey Campbell

Kelsey Campbell never dreamed of being an Olympian when she went out for the wrestling team at Milwaukie High School. But after taking to the sport like a fish to water, she has been a wrestler on the rise. She spoke with 1859 about qualifying for her first Olympic team and bouncing back from a career-crippling defeat in 2011.

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Olympic Schedule

Looking to follow your favorite Oregonian’s quest for gold? 1859’s Olympic schedule has everything you need to track your favorite Oregon Olympians. Inside you’ll find each athlete’s schedule, including TV times when available.

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Dinghies in the Gorge

Long before they came back in smaller craft, the Spanish, the English and the French hoisted sails in the names of their crowns and pulled up the windy Columbia Gorge. Explorers first, they admired the sheer basalt cliffs, the towering pines and the plunging falls along her banks. As sailors, though, they took note of the strong wind in the Gorge.

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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.