We are working with two Oregon partners who we believe share the same values as we do here at Search For The Ultimate Athlete.
Wend Magazine is based here in Portland. We love what they are doing. It’s a mix of adventure sports, social good and stories about the outdoors. Check out the dude on their blog doing a little base jumping. Whoa.
Travel Oregon is kicking into high gear with their tourrism work. These guys just do great work. We’ve met with them a few times and they just seem to get that whole world of Twitter and such. They know it builds the buzz. Look out for these guys. You never know where they will show up. Check out their post about the only state forest in Oregon for “mountain bikers only.” Awesome.
We’ll be featuring more of our Oregon partners in the coming weeks.
Alex Williams, October 13th 2009 |
Oregon is a running state.
Steve Prefontaine is an Oregon legend.
If Prefontaine competed today, would he be an ultimate athlete?
Yes. The guy was setting American track records from the 2000 meter to the 10,000 meter runs before his tragic death in 1975. At the time, he was readying for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
The greatest athletes inspire people by the millions. Prefontaine had that hold on people. They knew him. They loved him.
People saw a spark in Prefontaine that made them want to run. And run they did. Millions took up running in the 1970s, inspired by Pre and others like Frank Shorter. From that era, Nike emerged and to this day is the name associated with the world’s greatest athletes.
Prefontaine’s legend is extraordinary. What made him an ultimate athlete was something that is still important today. It’s the ability to perform at a world class level and also inspire millions of others to discover a connection and an athlete within themselves.
That is an ultimate athlete. And that’s what made Prefiontaine truly one of the greats of all time.
Alex Williams, September 25th 2009 |
Since the big ultimate athlete showdown will be here in the state of Oregon, I though maybe we should recognize the state’s top 50 athletes of the 20th century.
Steve Prefontaine – Was he Oregon’s greatest athlete?
Edniesha Curry, September 5th 2009 |
Look at these photos by Rudy Joggerst.
Amazing shots of what we have here in Oregon.
Oregon is one of the few places in the world where on a summer morning you can ski on a glacier, head down to the valley for a mountain bike ride in one of the world’s most magnificent gorges and then by dusk catch some waves surfing in the mighty Pacific Ocean.
It’s the best place on earth to find that ultimate athlete.
Thanks, Rudy. Your shots are awesome!
Alex Williams, August 12th 2009 |