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Apr 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM
In TrackTown USA, runners on a trail named in honor of the late distance runner Steve Prefontaine and others along the Amazon runing paths favored by beginners and Olympians alike struggled to come to grips with news of what happened.
Apr 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM
The local economic boost from TrackTown16 is expected be even greater in 2016 after USA Track & Field announced Thursday that Eugene will host the next round of track trials.
Jan 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM
In the town where Steve Prefontaine never dies, all eyes are on another native son of Coos Bay. Before Mark Helfrich was a Duck, he was a Pirate.
Sep 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM
Crews continued burning the West Eugene Wetlands off W. 11th Avenue on Wednesday, putting up a plume of smoke over the city.
Sep 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Neta Prefontaine and her upstairs neighbor Vivien Hernandez are having difficulty breathing.

They live in the Redwood Park Apartments in west Eugene, just across the street from a controlled burn that took place on...
Aug 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The Eugene Emeralds tallied up three runs in the 7th inning to rally and defeat Salem-Keizer 3-2 on Steve Prefontaine bobblehead night at PK Park.
Jul 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Without Limits, a movie about the life of Steve Prefontaine filmed in Eugene in 1996, will show Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 8:45 p.m., presented by Summer in the City.
Jun 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Galen Rupp won the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 22.67 seconds Thursday night for his second title at TrackTown12. Rupp's time set a new U.S. Olympic Trial record, breaking the previous time of 13:22.8 set by Steve Prefontane in 1972.
Jun 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM
Track fans flock to Pre's rock to pay homage to a running legend.
Jun 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Researchers conducted in-depth personal interviews with individuals involved with the rise, decline and resurrection of the TrackTown USA identity, including current and former coaches, athletes, journalists, historians and visitors bureau officials.
Jun 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Thousands of people came out to Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus to take in the excitement of the Prefontaine Classic Saturday.
May 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM
The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she escorted a 17-year-old boy to last month's prom.
Apr 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM
The 6th annual Eugene Marathon is going on this weekend. Richard Maher started it six years ago.
Feb 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM
Former University of Oregon track and field letterman and one of Nike's first employees Geoff Hollister passed away Monday. He was 66.
Feb 12, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Boston Red Sox slugger Jacoby Ellsbury and World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe were big winners at the Oregon Sports Awards Sunday night.