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    "After the run, Bob Coll (another high energy and hard-working individual) guided me through everything running in Eugene. From the great memorabilia in his store, the Eugene Running Company, to all landmarks within the city."
    For more details on his Chris's travels. Check out his blog here.

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    The Eugene Running Company is dedicated to total customer service. We provide individualized and personal service for everyone from beginners to competitive athletes. Our employees are all experienced runners who have undergone rigorous training requirements. You will appreciate our friendly expertise.


      

    Bob Coll (Owner)
    Bob Coll (Owner)
    Bob has been a competitive long distance runner for more than forty years and has completed more than 90 marathons and ultra-marathons. Although having only mediocre athletic talent, his enthusiasm for the sport is unyielding. While he doesn't recommend the practice, he once maintained a streak of nearly 16 years without missing a day of running. His marathon PR is 2:36 and his only claim to fame is his wife, Laura.


    Laura Coll (Owner)
    Laura Coll (Owner)
    Laura is a retired international class long distance runner. She represented the USA seventeen times as a member of the National Team, including the World Cross Country Championships, World Cup of Track & Field, IAAF World Championship Road Race and Pan American Games. She has traveled the world extensively on the Professional Road Racing Circuit and competed in the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 US Olympic Team Trials. Laura has the distinction of winning the first-ever 10,000-meter Pac-10 Track Championship for women and competed in the first-ever US Olympic Team Trials for women at that distance. Runner's World Magazine rated her among America's Top Ten Road Racers in the early 1990's. In 2001, Laura was awarded the (University of Oregon) Lundquist School of Business-Warsaw Sports Marketing Center's Sportswoman of the Year Award. Her 10K PR is 32:30.



    Hailey Coll (Bob and Laura's daughter)
    Hailey Coll (Bob and Laura's daughter)
    Hailey Coll is a soccer player with big ambitions. She grew up with running and knows more about running shoes than any kid you know. She also knows everything about soccer boots.


    Kathy Anderson
    Kathy Anderson
    In addition to Kathy's running experience and past employment at a running specialty store, Kathy brings an intimate knowledge of our community.

    Kathy is a long time Eugene resident who is very involved in the track & field community. She is an Oregon Track Club Masters board member and also volunteers for the Daisy Ducks( University of Oregon booster club).


    Bridget Riggs
    Bridget Riggs
    Bridget hails from Reno, NV and is currently a student at UO working on an economics degree, hoping to join the sports industry following graduation. After wrapping up a quasi-successful high school track career, she decided to transition to the collegiate rowing scene to shake things up. Here she found much more success placing 2nd in the 2014 NV8+ ACRA National Championships, and 1st in the 2015 Lightweight 4+ WIRA Championships. Taking on a new sport brought her a newfound appreciation and love for running; something that got lost in the flurry of high school athletics.

    Young kid who doesn’t run marathons... this sounds fishy yes? Never fear! With more than 4 years of running specialty experience under her belt, Bridget will take good care of you. Unconventionality is her thang, and she won’t give up until you are in the perfect pair of shoes.


    Lindsey Taylor
    Lindsey Taylor
    Lindsey is a native Vermonter and former field hockey player and sprinter. After completing a master’s in Exercise Science in May 2015, she made the cross- country trek to Eugene. After a fulfilling college sprinting career at a small Division III school in upstate NY, she skipped any middle distances and hopped right into the marathon in 2010. She loves training and has found it’s the best way to see a new place. Her Personal bests include a Marathon PR of 3:17 and Half Marathon PR of 1:30.


    Kellen Ague-Kneeland
    Kellen Ague-Kneeland
    Kellen Ague-Kneeland was born and raised in the Eugene, OR. He grew up watching U of O track meets from the east grandstand of Hayward Field with his father, stayed glued to the TV while watching Michael Johnson and Hicham El Guerrouj as a kid, and sprinted, hurdled, and relayed through his teens on the track. While he continued to run casually, it wasn't until a decade later that things took a whole new turn. While teaching abroad in South Korea, a friend tossed out the idea of running a marathon, and the challenge was on.

    Eight months later Kellen had run/survived his first marathon, The Changwon Marathon 2013, and his passion for running has officially taken on a new life. He ran his first marathon in the states in 2015, the Eugene Marathon, and recently ran in the 2016 Boston Marathon. He is currently training for the 2016 Rogue Run (half-marathon) and looking forward to a new challenge on the trails this coming fall and winter.




    Rick Putnam
    Rick Putnam
    Rick’s passion for running evolved out of the desire to develop and maintain a quality level of physical and psychological fitness. Over the past 30+ years, Rick has completed a plethora of organized road and trail running events ranging from 5 kilometers to the ultra-distances. Two of Rick’s notable marathons were the 100th and 120th Boston Marathons. Rick joined the Eugene Running Company team in hopes of sharing his 30+ years of running insights collected during every step of his phenomenal journey. Philosophically, Rick uses two guiding principles in his personal, professional, and running pursuits. The first principle is a paraphrased quote widely attributed to Aristotle (circa 340 BCE) but written by Will Durant (1926), “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” The second guiding principle, “Pain is temporary, Internet race results last forever.”


    Colleen Wedin
    Colleen Wedin
    Endurance athlete and goat farmer. Wife and mom. Runner for 30+ years.

    Traded in 18 years of wearing business attire to become a student of biology/animal sciences and wear running attire full-time in 2013. Began working at ERC in June 2014.
    Now I am living vicariously through myself!

    Began racing long in October 2006 beginning with the Portland Marathon, and since then has completed 2x Ironman, several marathon/ultra distance races, multiple 1/2 ironman distance and shorter triathlons, and countless other road and trail races for more than 165 races in the past 9 years.


    My hope is to help people find the joy of the run, and stick with it! Runners are a fun group of people from all walks of life, with this one thing in common that brings them together and creates lasting friendships and promotes a healthy lifestyle.


    Craig Leon
    Craig Leon
    Craig comes to Eugene by way of Ohio. He spent the past 8 years living in Athens, Ohio, where he completed his undergrad degree from Ohio University in 2007 and then his Master's in 2009. After completing his eligibility with the Bobcats, Craig remained in Athens where he continued his training and also coaching his Alma mater. At OU, Craig went from walk on to NCAA qualifier, when he earned an individual qualifying spot to the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships. His post-collegiate accolades include finishing 10th at the 2010 USA Marathon Championships and winning the 2010 Eugene Marathon. Craig is currently training for the 2016 USA Olympic Marathon Trials.


    Melissa Nicolletti
    Melissa Nicolletti




      

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