Vin Lananna makes big announcement at TrackTown Tuesday gathering

TrackTown Tuesday (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna announced big news for the Summer Series Tuesday evening.

Lananna released the dates and cities for the series.

The first stop will be in San Francisco on June 29, followed by Portland on July 2 and New York on July 6.

Also at TrackTown Tuesday, Lananna announced Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton will speak at the next gathering February 7.

The couple announced their retirement from track and field last week. Lananna said Ashton Eaton had hinted about retiring with him. Lananna said the decision makes sense.

“Anyone who knows the two and knows just how much they put into it knows it's a 365 days a year, many hours per day and you think about the number of years that they did it and dedicated their whole life to it. Although saddened in some ways, I'm really happy for them that they go out on top,” he said.

The event on February 7 starts at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Athletic Club. It’s free to the public.

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