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Lananna Says He’s A No-Go As CEO

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Feb. 2, 2011

Vin Lananna says he is staying put at Oregon. Photo: University of Oregon

University of Oregon headman denies he’s a finalist for USATF position.

Vin Lananna, the man in charge of the cross country and track and field programs at the University of Oregon, said on Monday that the rumors aren’t true: he is not a finalist for the ousted Doug’s Logan’s CEO position at USA Track & Field.

“I am not a finalist for the USATF job,” Lananna told the Register-Guard this week. “I have the greatest job in track and field, maybe in the world.” Lananna, 57, is in his sixth season at Oregon.

Prior to arriving in Eugene Lananna was the athletic director at Division 3 Oberlin College and has also coached at Stanford and Dartmouth.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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