Local Runners Prep to Head to Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — TrackTown will be well represented when the Boston Marathon gets underway next week. According to the race website, there are nearly 40 runners from the Eugene-Springfield area taking part in the race. KEZI 9 News caught up with two of those athletes at the Eugene Running Company. They say they’re honored to … Continue reading »

View from Inside the Lockdown

A Watertown, Massachusetts man who is business partners with a Eugene man spoke with KEZI 9 News Friday afternoon. He described the scene outside his home as tense. He says from his front door he could see SWAT teams and police officers flooding the area throughout the day. He says the Watertown community was on … Continue reading »

Marathon Runner Returns from Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene runner who was in the medical tent at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off is back home. Larry Coxe spoke with KEZI 9 News by phone just hours after the bombings. He flew back late Tuesday night. When asked how he felt to be … Continue reading »

Local Runners Organize Run for Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners in Eugene are hitting the trail Wednesday night to honor the victims of Monday’s tragedy. The Oregon Track Club used its Facebook page to gather local runners at Alton Baker Park. The plan is for runners to gather at the park at 6 p.m. and run Pre’s Trail together. Runners at … Continue reading »

UO Athletes Run for Victims

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon athletes also showed their support for the Boston Marathon bombing victims. At another historical venue for runners, Oregon’s Hayward Field, members of UO’s track and field teams took part in the Run for Boston initiative, which encouraged people to gather Wednesday and run in solidarity for the people and … Continue reading »

Marathon Attack Hits Home for Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore.– The tragic events that took place in Boston had a worldwide impact, and were felt personally in Corvallis by two member’s of the Oregon State football family. Walk-in linebacker and Crescent Valley graduate Kyle Gardner, as well as tight ends coach Kyle DeVan both had family members in Boston for the marathon. Below … Continue reading »

Police Prep for Eugene Marathon

EUGENE, Ore. — In response to Monday’s tragic bombings, Eugene Marathon event organizers were scheduled to meet with the Eugene Police Department and all other involved parties Tuesday. Eugene police officers say they obviously cannot reveal their plans of protection, but they want the public to know they’re working to make sure everyone is safe … Continue reading »

AG Warns of Fake Marathon Charities

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about fake solicitations for funds to help the Boston Marathon bombing victims. It reports that a fake Twitter account called @_BostonMarathon was quickly suspended after users determined it was phony. The accounted offered to donate $1 for every retweet. The AG’s office says people … Continue reading »

Local Couple Returns Home from Boston

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene runners are returning home from Boston. A husband and wife who ran together in Boston flew back to Eugene Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived, they wore their yellow and blue shirts to honor the victims. Liz and Greg James say its bittersweet to be back. They say their hearts are still … Continue reading »

Travelers Notice Increased Security

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners flying back home across the country are experiencing a lot more airport security. Travelers who landed in Eugene Tuesday told KEZI 9 News that security in some airports was more attentive than usual. They say TSA agents seemed like they were on edge and there were long delays getting through security. … Continue reading »

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