The statue of the late Bill Bowerman stands on the northwest corner of Hayward Field, just off the track.

The iconic former University of Oregon track coach and Nike co-founder is frozen in time, stopwatch in hand.

EME NEWS (MAR 25, 2018)
Walsh 22.67 AR, WL
AUCKLAND (NZL, Mar 25): World indoor and outdoor shot put champion Tom Walsh is in superb shape. At the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track & Field Challenge in West Auckland he achieved a very special Oceanian record and World 22.67 in second round. It is also the best throw since 2003 and sixth equal all-time. Second place for Ryan Whiting 20.99 over Poland´s Konrad Bukowiecki 20.75. Valerie Adams improved again to post a best of 18.48 in the women’s shot put, the same distance as Canadian Brittany Crew, but winning the completion with a superior second best throw (18.30 to 18.24). Cameron Chalmers of Guernsey won the 400 m in 46.45. Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney now sets herself such high standards, that she was slightly disappointed with her winning height of 475 and after she attempted national record height 485. The Sir John Walker Junior mile went to the son of ones of Walkers adversaries, Theo Quax in a personal best of 4:08.16. The meeting was the final event in the Athletics NZ International Series and brings down the curtain on the senior domestic summer track and field season. With the help from NZ Athletics website.

EME NEWS (MAR 24, 2018)
Kamworor for 3rd time
VALENCIA (ESP, Mar 24): With an incredible 5km split of 13:01 between 15-20km, Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor stormed to a third successive title at the World Half Marathon Championships in 60:02 (14:32 5km, 29:28 10km, 44:13 15km, 57:14 20km) ahead of Bahrain’s Abraham Cheroben (60:22) and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle (60:31 PB). Jemal Yimer, who had the fastest season’s best with 59:00, just missed out on an individual medal in fourth in 60:33 but led Ethiopia to the team title ahead of Kenya and Bahrain with teammates Getaneh Molla (60:47) and Betesfa Getahun (60:54 PB) fifth and sixth respectively. Switzerland’s Julian Wanders was the top European finisher in eighth in 61:03, one place ahead of European cross country champion Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (61:05). In total, 24 runners ran under 62-minutes with veteran Bernard Lagat just missing his PB in 31st in 62:16.

EME NEWS (MAR 23, 2018)
Queen Elizabeth II to start the London Marathon
LONDON (GBR): Queen Elizabeth II will be the official starter for the London Marathon on 22 April, informs organisers. The Queen will step on to a special podium in front of the Round Tower in the grounds of Windsor Castle to push the start button at 10:00am.

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EME NEWS (MAR 22, 2018)
Samaai 839, Adams 20.01, Simbine 10.08
PAARL (RSA, Mar 22): London bronze medalist Ruswahl Samaai leaped to excellent 839 to win the long jump during third leg of Liquid Telecom Athletics Grand Prix series in South Africa. With +1.0 wind it is his second career best in a series of five 8 metres jumps. "Our plan is always to execute on the first jump and take it from there. I knew I was going to get a big jump today – I could feel it. Now we just have to stay healthy and improve. I have bigger distances in mind. I don’t like to talk about performances but I need to showcase (what I can do)," said Samaai for Second 20 years old Cheswell Johnson improved to 812 (-0.7) and beat Zarck Visser 799 and Khotso Mokoena 789. Caster Semenya attacked 34 year old 1500 m national record of Zola Budd but clocked 4:02.50 World lead and her second best ever. Second Dominique Scott 4:08.61 who was for most of the race with Semenya. The timing showed after finish line 3:57 but it was corrected later. Fast 200 m was won by Luxolo Adams who improved to 20.01 (+1.9) after a top duel with Anaso Jobodwana who was timed with 20.07. In the 100 m national record holder Akani Simbine posted good 10.08 (-0.4) clearly ahead of Simon Magakwe 10.24 and Henricho Bruintjies 10.27. Surprise in men’s javelin where Rocco van Rooyen won with a throw of 75.20 in difficult wind conditions. Former World champion Julius Yego was fourth 73.34. Antonio Alkana won the hurdles in World leading 13.39 (+0.1), also Cornel Fredericks 49.68 in the 400 m hurdles and Carina Horn 11.25 (-0.5) in women´s 100 m. Victor Hogan topped discus 63.19 and in solid middle distances Ryhardt Van Rensburg 1:46.15 in the 800 m and steeple specialist Rantso Mokopane big mile PB 3:58.92 over 19 years old George Kusche 3:58.96 PB.

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