Inside Track

Q&A With NASDAQ Chairman & TrackTown Summer Series Investor Bob Greifeld

With the guidance and investment of renowned business leaders, the TrackTown Summer Series has gone from nascent concept to actualized circuit. This is just the beginning of something bigger, and better, for the sport of track and field in the United States.

The acumen, credibility, and insights the investors bring to the endeavor provide an ideal foundation for the Series to flourish.

Jonathan Gault of explored this theme in his insightful Q&A with one of the TrackTown Summer Series investors: Bob Greifeld.

Greifeld, the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange, is a lifelong track and field fan. He has …


Beynon Sports Surfaces announced as presenting sponsor of 2017 TrackTown Summer Series

EUGENE, Ore. – TrackTown USA announced today that Beynon Sports Surfaces will continue as the presenting sponsor of the TrackTown Summer Series, now in its second year.

Beynon Sports Surfaces has a long history of providing optimal conditions for world-class performances, most notably as the surfacing choice at historic Hayward Field. A recent example of Beynon’s innovative contributions to the sport was the dazzling green track at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland.

After a highly acclaimed debut at Hayward Field last summer, the 2017 TrackTown Summer Series returns with three …


TrackTown Summer Series General Managers Announced

EUGENE, Ore. – TrackTown USA announced today that four of track and field’s most celebrated athletes have signed on as General Managers of the four teams set to compete in the expanded TrackTown Summer Series this season.

The newly hired General Managers are Allyson Felix, Bernard Lagat, Sanya Richards-Ross and Nick Symmonds. As a group, they bring widespread public recognition and global star power to each of the franchises in the 2017 TrackTown Summer Series – New York, Portland, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Felix, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, will serve as …


Alexi Pappas: Missed Race leads to Lessons Learned

EUGENE, Ore. – With running, it is better to be like pasta: slightly undercooked. Sometimes, we learn this lesson the hard way by “overcooking” our training and pushing our bodies beyond their ideal ranges. Overcooked pasta falls apart. Overtrained bodies get injured.

After the New Year, I began gearing up for my first ever half marathon, the New York City Half. It was intended to be my first big peak following the Rio Olympics, and my first steps into marathon territory. When I was in New York City to race the 5K Dash to the Finish line this past November, I …


UO Stars Shine Bright at TrackTown Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. – A two-time Olympic qualifying father-son duo, three NCAA indoor national champions and the most recent addition to the Oregon football family headlined a star-studded TrackTown Tuesday event.

Former Oregon track stars Matt Centrowitz Sr. and Matthew Centrowitz Jr. capped off the free town hall gathering at the Downtown Athletic Club on Tuesday as emcee Sasha Spencer Atwood asked about the Rio Olympics, the father-son dynamic and their experiences at Oregon.

“I gave [my dad] a thumbs up and that reassured him that I was kind of loose.”
– Matthew Centrowitz

When Centrowitz Jr. was …