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Local Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' Runners prep for 2014 Eugene Marathon: 'They don't call it endurance running for no reason' (Video)
Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.

Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.

“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen'

Oregon 14: 'This is something that's never been seen' »Play Video
The scene at Hayward Field this week

Living in Track Town USA, you've probably seen your fair share of track meets.

But don't be mistaken: the IAAF World Junior Championships is no ordinary competition.

Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene'

Festival aims to fill Celebration void: 'All of the folks, they're all from Eugene' »Play Video
Eugene Celebration Parade 2013

After the decision to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, business owners came together to produce an alternative event for the community.

This August 22 and 23 will be the first annual Festival of Eugene, a grassroots effort by businesses in the area of the Fifth Street Public Market.

Stranger returns stolen dog

Stranger returns stolen dog »Play Video
A South Carolina man is reunited with his dog in Atlanta. He was passing through the city when his car was stolen, with his pet inside. Kevin Rowson has the story.

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton

Paralyzed man walks with exoskeleton »Play Video
He calls himself Robo-Joe. An Austin man, paralyzed for more than five years, is once again learning how to walk. Ericka miller shows us how he's doing it, with the help of some amazing technology.

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again

Golf ball diver bitten by alligator ... again »Play Video
Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator. Alex Diprato reports.

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon

Thunderstorms leave new wildfires burning in Oregon »Play Video
Photo of lightning from near Black Butte on Tuesday evening by Ben Duda, Assistant Unit Forester in Sisters. Oregon Department of Forestry photo

For the second time this month, lightning raked across Oregon and left new wildfires in its wake.

On the Willamette National Forest, the Forest Service said crews are responding to two new smokes near Oakridge in the wake of Tuesday's lightning.

The Umpqua National Forest is tracking down 6 possible fires, and the Douglas Forest Protective Association is looking for starts on lands under its jurisdiction.

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown

Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown
Photos taken minutes after police located Daniel Martinson, wanted on a warrant charging him with murder

A man wanted for murder who had escaped capture clad in camouflage aboard a motorcycle in a remote wooded section of southern Oregon was taken into custoy as he walked barefoot in a loin cloth from a food bank Wednesday morning.