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Peter Callahan wins FloTrack Throwdown Mile; Canadian Fiona Benson runs world leading 4:25.79

August 09, 2015

The comparatively unknown Peter Callahan upset a good field in the men's Mile, kicking to victory in the final 200, clocking 3:58.43. Canadian Fiona Benson beats women's field by nearly five seconds in 4:25.79

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

There were thumbs up all around Saturday at Duniway Park for the first Flotrack Throwdown track & field meet.

An estimated 2,500 fans showed up, most happily milling in and around a beer garden in the middle of the infield, although a few sat down on grassy banks above the track.

There were no stands, and nobody seemed to miss the formal seating.

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