Leading up to the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon, we are featuring a few of our Team Run Hub athletes who have been training with the group since the end of January. If you’re interested in joining a future Team Run Hub training group, click here. Our next training program starts in August for the EWEB Run to Stay Warm. Registration will open in July.
Meet John Bowden, long time runner who is excited not to be working at the Eugene Marathon this year
I ran track in high school because the coaches noticed me. I won a short distance all-school competition and was (briefly) a running back in football. My main event was the 440 (back when yards were the measure, not meters) 220 and 100. My 440 best was 53.2, not particularly good with the state champion at around 49. And my claim to fame is that Ian Dobson went to my high school in Klamath Falls.
My biggest mistake is definitely going out too fast in a marathon.