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Sweep in 1,500 meters could mean bye-bye to beard for Vin Lananna

June 20, 2012

Olympics are on the line but there could be extra for Lananna’s runners

By Curtis Anderson, The Register Guard

Two months ago, at a “TrackTown Tuesday” function in Springfield, Oregon coach Vin Lananna was fielding questions about the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials which begin their 10-day run at Hayward Field on Friday.

Andrew Wheating popped his hand into the air.

The former Duck standout and current Oregon Track Club Elite runner wanted to know what type of performance it would take at the Trials to persuade Lananna to shave his beard.

“As long as I’ve known him, and every picture I’ve ever seen of him, he’s never had a shaved beard,” Wheating said at a USA Track & Field news conference on Tuesday. “I kind of put him on the spot.”

Lananna’s answer?

Continue reading at registerguard.com

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