Vinn Lananna is the CEO and architect of Portland 2016, Eugene 2021, and of course, Tracktown USA.
Vinn brings energy and drive to the world of athletics. He also knows how to avoid the minefields that have ended many drives for World Championships in the US for decades. A fine coach and administrator, Vinn continues to shake up the track and field culture in the US with his concept of a Track League.
The difference with Vinn’s idea and others? He actually has sponsors and investors in the waiting room.
This is part two of the three part series on Vinn Lananna done on June 28, 2015. Our videographer is Tim Jeffreys and this video was edited and produced by our digital partners, THE SHOE Addicts.
Larry Eder has had a 52-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."