TrackTown Tuesday to shine spotlight on Olympic finalists Blankenship, Mead

Ben Blankenship and Hassan Mead, 2016 Olympic finalists and Oregon Track Club Elite teammates, will headline the next TrackTown Tuesday on May 7 at the Downtown Athletic Club. The show will also highlight University of Oregon sprinters Cravon Gillespie and Venessa D’Arpino. The two student-athletes will be joined on stage by UO Associate Head Coach Curtis Taylor. Also featured will be Nike Running Insights Director John Truax.

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OTC Elite veterans highlight TrackTown Tuesday

Long-time teammates and Oregon Track Club Elite stars Ben Blankenship and Hassan Mead headlined TrackTown Tuesday at the Downtown Athletic Club on May 7.

The duo shared stories and laughs with the crowd. They discussed their recent successes as well as detailing how they have grown throughout their professional careers.

Since joining OTC Elite in 2012, Blankenship is still evolving …

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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.

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