Nike OTC Marathon
The Nike OTC Marathon (sometimes styled "Nike/Oregon Track Club Marathon") was a marathon held annually from 1973–1984 in Eugene, Oregon. It was organized by the Oregon Track Club (OTC) and sponsored by Nike.
The American women's marathon record was broken four times at the Nike OTC Marathon in the 1970s and 1980s, by Jacqueline Hansen (2:38:19 in 1975), Kim Merritt (2:37:57 in 1977), Julie Brown (2:36:23 in 1978), and Joan Benoit (2:26:11 in 1982). The Boston Marathon is the only other race that has been the venue for more than three American women's marathon records.
|1973||George Oja||2:27:07||Lili Ledbetter[a]||3:03:32|
|1974||Philip Camp||2:22:09||Roberta Moore||3:30:07|
|1975||Jon Peter Anderson||2:16:08||Jacqueline Hansen||2:38:19[b][c]|
|1976||Robert Hensley||2:21:56||Diane Barrett[d]||2:51:05|
|1977||Jeff Wells||2:13:15||Kim Merritt||2:37:57[c]|
|1978||Lionel Ortega||2:14:24||Julie Brown||2:36:23[c]|
|1979||Tony Sandoval and Jeff Wells (tie)||2:10:20||Joan Benoit||2:35:41|
|1980||Dick Quax||2:10:47[e]||Lorraine Moller||2:31:42|
|1981||Benji Durden||2:12:12||Lorraine Moller||2:31:15|
|1982||Rodolfo Gómez||2:11:35||Joan Benoit||2:26:12[c]|
|1983||Gary Siriano||2:12:32||Akemi Masuda||2:30:30|
|1984||Alun Cole||2:23:25||Sue Mitchell||2:59:33|
- Ledbetter was 12 years old on race day.
- Women's world record
- Women's American record
- Barrett was 15 years old on race day.
- New Zealand men's national record
- Eugene Marathon (2007–present)
- "ARRS - Race series: Nike-OTC".
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- "ARRS - Runner: Diane Barrett".
- Moore, Kenny (September 17, 1979). "The Quick In A Dead Heat". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "Dick Quax profile". Olympic.org.nz. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2016.