Future. “You need not know your future. You need to only empower it by giving your present all you got. ” – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Ray Flynn (Ireland- 3:49.77), Tom Byers (Oregon TC), Graham Williamson (Scotland – 3:50.4), Jose Manuel Abascal (Spain – 1984 Bronze Medal)
WHERE: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon
WHEN: 25 September1982
WHAT: Oregon International Track Meet – Track weekend in Eugene. The Scottish, British, and Wales teams were on their way to Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games. Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett were to race last of 3 races they were scheduled to run that summer. Neither was healthy to compete. Members of those teams, plus many other International stars competed at Hayward Field.
Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike. He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation. Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs. We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion. We hope our presentations can do them justice! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
Photos by Jeff Johnson
Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”
If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.