The Crowd and the Win – Better Health


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Commitee on Publication for Oregon. Everywhere I go there’re runners. Here in TrackTown, USA there’s almost always an atmosphere of “get out there and go!” But when Eugene hosts special track and field events the atmosphere is electric. The University of Oregon is a track and field powerhouse, thanks to Bill Bowerman, one-time US Olympic track coach, and other great coaches, as well as Phil Knight, both co-founders of Nike. It hosts significant meets every Continue Reading

A Key Ingredient for Athletic Excellence and Health


By John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon For as long as I can remember, new athletic achievements were initially regarded as unsurpassable. Records never to be broken.  And yet, again and again, those records were shattered. I’m guessing that we will see it happen more than once in the next couple of weeks at the Summer Olympics in London. How does this happen?  What is the force behind this phenomenon? Of course there are the latest techniques in Continue Reading