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Olympic Runner Takes to Oregon Logging Roads for Rio Prep

Bradley W. Parks / OPB news

August 5, 2016 - 7:30 am

The U.S. Olympic team includes more than 75 athletes from the northwest. One of them is Minnesota transplant Ben Blankenship, who be will be competing in the men’s 15-hundred meter race later this month. He’s excited about Rio, and has been preparing by training in some uniquely northwest locations.