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USA Championships – Day 1

TrackTown, USA: Just a beautiful sunny day in Eugene. Blue skies and temperatures into the high 80s. Perfect day for a track meet. We didn't want to be to the track until early afternoon, so My Driver took me to Cafe Yumm! for breakfast lunch. How I miss their delicious bowls of yumm.

Hot & Jazzy with seasoned tofu - my favorite (size small, can never finish)

Then we went to my other Happy Place - Historic Hayward Field. Good thing HHF is a track and not a ship because every person left their reserved seats and moved over to the shady section. A ship would have rolled over.

Let the Games Begin!

Few finals today: men's discus, women's triple jump, women's javelin, and then the evening ended with the men and women's 10000m races. Great races with a few fun surprises at the finish line. The winner of the last World Championships is given an automatic entry into the same event, so in a few cases America will enter four competitors in an event. 400m hurdle World Champion, gold medalist, world record holder, and all-around perfection, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone ran the 400m today. Without hurdles to hurdle. Will she compete in both events at the World Championships? McLaughlin will also be needed for the 4x400 relay races. How many times can one woman run around the track? We will find out soon! I have left a link to the meet results at the bottom of this page.

Bruce, DT, and me

We had so much fun today, enjoying the races, seeing old friends again and we made a new friend today - Carlos from Atlanta.

Meanwhile in Paris, the kids have been on a river cruise of the Seine, taken the lift to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visited Versailles, the Pompidou Center, and saw the Mona Lisa! They have enjoyed outstanding restaurants and the grandchildren really love Paris.

At the Louvre

Until my next update, I remain, your trackside correspondent.

US Championships Results

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  1. Love to hear about your adventures! It was great to meet you guys. Enjoy your trip to Europe. Bill T

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