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Running notebook Eugene Marathon to honor city’s past

    With all that has gone on in recent years to reinforce Eugene’s reputation as a runner’s sanctuary, Richard Maher figures there is no better time than now to bring back a marathon event to the city.

    Maher, the race director of the first Eugene Marathon, said momentum for the April 29 race is picking up steam.

    The marketing for this year’s race centers around the line “Running in the footsteps of legends” — an homage to the University of Oregon’s tradition of great runners, three Olympic Trials marathons (1972, 1976 and 1980) held in Eugene and the city’s long history as a running hub. 

     — Excerpt from The Oregonian, January 8, 2007


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