Inside Track

TrackTown Tuesday Kicks off the Olympic Year with a Bang

TrackTown Tuesday couldn’t have started its 2020 series off with a more riveting opener than the exclusive showcase of “The Hunt,” a short film documenting the time trial turned epic performance that went down in September at the iconic “track in the woods” on Nike’s Beaverton headquarters.

While any race on U.S. soil that sends three men to a 5,000m in 13:00 or below is noteworthy in rarity, on display in “The Hunt” are the unquantifiable aspects that go into breakthrough performance trust in teammates, energy from a psyched crowd, the abundance of f-bombs (a la Shalane Flanagan) needed to …