In the spring of 2015, the 27-member IAAF Council awarded the 2021 World Championships to the United States and the state of Oregon. USA Track &Field, the national governing body for the sport in this country, the City of Eugene and local organizing committee TrackTown USA will host the meet at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field.
It marks the first time in the 33-year history of the IAAF World Championships that it will be contested in the USA. The 2017 IAAF World Championships will be held in London, England and the 2019 Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar
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TrackTown Tuesday features UO jumpers, OTC Elite 800m women
Olympic silver medalist and World Indoor champion Francine Niyonsaba will headline the May 1 edition of TrackTown Tuesday. Niyonsaba, who specializes in the 800 meters, will be joined by teammates Hanna Green and Shea Collinsworth. A cadre of University of Oregon jumpers will also highlight the evening, which will be hosted by TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna. Sasha Spencer Atwood, the Director of External Affairs at TrackTown USA, will be the emcee. Prefontaine Classic Meet Director Tom Jordan will open the night to talk about this year’s event.
UO jumpers, OTC Elite athletes headline TrackTown Tuesday
TrackTown Tuesday welcomed a series of accomplished guests in front of an audience of 150 at the Downtown Athletic Club on May 1.
The show featured Prefontaine Classic Meet Director Tom Jordan, five members of the University of Oregon jumps crew, and Oregon Track Club Elite athletes Francine Niyonsaba, Shea Collinsworth and Hanna Green. Those in attendance were given an
TrackTown Fitness is a free community fitness program based on concepts first taught by University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman more than 50 years ago. His community jogging classes are credited with sparking the running boom in the U.S. and we’re using those same principles to set the standard for a healthy community and state.
The TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Sports Medicine is a series of FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 8-14. The TrackTown Youth League was created by the Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA to encourage Oregon youth from all backgrounds and income levels to become healthy and active members of the community, inspire youth to participate in track & field and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for the sport in this country.