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Topic:  2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday

Topic:  2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday
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OUbobcat9092
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  Message Not Read  2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday
   Posted: 1/12/2012 10:15:33 AM 
Saturday marks the official start of the Olympic year, with the US Olympic Marathon Trials taking place in Houston, TX. Former Bobcats ,Craig Leon and Abigail Swift, will both be running. The race will air on NBC, Saturday, from 3-5pm. You can get live race updates by heading to the Team Run Eugene facebook page Saturday morning. Craig will be be posting stuff to his website leading up to the race: www.craigleonrunning.com



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  Message Not Read  RE: 2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday
   Posted: 1/12/2012 10:20:26 AM 
Craig has a great post about his experiences at Ohio and how it has influenced him:
http://craigleonrunning.com/2012/01/06/ohiou-thank-you/

One of the best descriptions about life at OU, ever...

"Dear Ohio University:

You are what college is and should be.  When young kids dream of college, they dream of old, brick buildings.  They dream of passing their friends, and sharing a smile, while making the walk across campus to their next class.  They dream of a college town, nestled into a hillside, and envision a campus that adapts with the seasons: the colors of fall, the chills of winter, and the smells of spring.  They dream of finding a place where their potential is recognized and where they are challenged to pursue their passions.  They dream of finding a home.  They dream of you, Ohio University.
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So, thanks, Ohio University, for everything!  I’m grateful to be a member of the Bobcat family and I am constantly reminded by those family members why it is you are so exceptional.  I may no longer wear Ohio across the front of my jersey, but come race day in January, those four letters will be stamped across my soul.  When it’s go time, I hope to show the rest of the US what being a Bobcat really means!


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday
   Posted: 1/12/2012 4:26:06 PM 
That's awesome to read and matches my perception to a "T".

I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of current Bobcat harriers at the MACC and I was more impressed than I can tell you. OUr university attracts and enhances some of the finest people I have ever met.

Good luck to OUr Olympic hopefuls.  What an honour (London-style) just to compete - they are the best of the best.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2 Bobcats running in the Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday
   Posted: 1/17/2012 12:23:49 PM 
Congrats to Craig Leon! 26th place - 2:15.42


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