Nike OTC Marathon

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The Nike OTC Marathon (sometimes styled "Nike/Oregon Track Club Marathon") was a marathon held annually from 1973–1984 in Eugene, Oregon.[1] It was organized by the Oregon Track Club (OTC) and sponsored by Nike.

The women's world record for the marathon was set at the Nike OTC Marathon by Jacqueline Hansen, who ran 2:38:19 in 1975.[2]

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),[3] and Joan Benoit (2:26:11 in 1982).[1][2] The Boston Marathon is the only other race that has been the venue for more than three American women's marathon records.[2]

Winners[edit]

Year Men[1] Time Women[1] Time
1973 George Oja 2:27:07 Lili Ledbetter[a][4] 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][5] 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)[6] 2:10:20 Joan Benoit 2:35:41
1980 Dick Quax[7] 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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ledbetter was 12 years old on race day.
  2. ^ Women's world record
  3. ^ a b c d Women's American record
  4. ^ Barrett was 15 years old on race day.
  5. ^ New Zealand men's national record

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ARRS - Race series: Nike-OTC".
  2. ^ a b c http://www.nyrr.org/sites/default/files/World%20and%20U.S.%20Records.pdf
  3. ^ Conrad, John (September 11, 1978). "Record won't help Olympic bid". Register-Guard.
  4. ^ "ARRS - Runner: Lili Ledbetter".
  5. ^ "ARRS - Runner: Diane Barrett".
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Dick Quax profile". Olympic.org.nz. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2016.