Nick Symmonds represented the USA in the men's 800-meter at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Olympics in London. The Springfield resident has a new book out about his career on and off the track.
Men's 800m Olympian Nick Symmonds of Springfield.
KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with Nick Symmonds, two-time Olympian and 2013 silver medalist in the Men's 800-meter at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Symmonds has a new book titled "Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled."
People around Eugene or the University of Oregon in the next week may hear more foreign language speakers than usual. There are thousands of athletes and coaches here for the World Junior Track and Field Championships. Helping orient those visitors is a group of U of O student ambassadors.
("Welcome to Eugene" in Japanese) ("Welcome to Eugene" in Italian)
After Friday night's fireworks, the patriotic weekend continued at Hayward Field. The country's best track and field athletes under 20 competed Saturday and Sunday for a chance to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships.
The U.S. has never hosted a world championship track meet. In two weeks, Eugene will welcome junior athletes from 212 countries. This weekend, several local competitors earned their right to compete for the United States at the event.