Athletes From Oregon

Oregon has produced a number of Athletes who have made it big. These include Steve Prefontaine, Ashton Eaton, Dick Fosbury, Galen Rupp, Mariel Zagunis and others.

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Ashton Eaton
(Decathlete)

Ashton Eaton
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Birthdate: January 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton began his international career in 2008, winning his first international medal, a silver, at the 2011 World Championships. In the following year, he won two gold medals, one in Heptathlon at the World Indoor Championships and the other in Decathlon in London Olympic Games, defending his Olympic title four years later in Rio de Janeiro.

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Steve Prefontaine
(Long-distance Runner)

Steve Prefontaine
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Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 30, 1975

Long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine had competed in only one Olympic, finishing fourth in the 5000m race in Munich. However, he had begun breaking records since high school and excelled in cross-country running. His tragic death in a car accident after attending a party ended his life and his sports dreams.

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Galen Rupp
(Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)

Galen Rupp
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Birthdate: May 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus

While he had been a promising soccer player in school, Galen Rupp later discovered track and field and became one of the best long-distance runners of the U.S. He is a three-time Olympian and has two Olympic medals, a silver and a bronze, in his kitty.

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Dick Fosbury
(Athletics competitor, Politician)

Dick Fosbury
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Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces

Dick Fosbury is an American former track and field athlete who specialized in the high jump. Widely regarded as one of the most influential athletes in track and field history, Fosbury revolutionized the high jump with a new technique which came to be known as the Fosbury Flop. Dick Fosbury also won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics.

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Mariel Zagunis
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Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces

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Mac Wilkins
(Athlete)

Mac Wilkins
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Birthdate: November 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio