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Russell Brown proves he’s on the right track for the Olympic Trials

June 14, 2012

Russell Brown takes aim at the Olympic Trials 1,500

By Ron Bellamy, The Register-Guard

EUGENE, Ore. - A couple of years ago, Russell Brown put on a running clinic for the kids at Jasper Mountain, a school and treatment center for emotionally disturbed children south of Springfield.

Inspired by the work done there, touched by the youngsters, the Oregon Track Club Elite runner became a member of the volunteer board of directors last year, eventually chairing a budget sub-committee and participating in a program evaluation project.

“I’ve been very impressed with him as an individual,” said Dave Ziegler, the founder and executive director of Jasper Mountain. “He’s very smart. He is incredibly committed; whatever he takes on, he has a singular focus.

“He really does not stand for anything short of excellence. That’s kind of a lifestyle for him.”

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