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Win Michael Johnson Auotographed Spikes

Published: June 30, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eugene, OR - The Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) has traveling exhibits in Portland's Pioneer Place and at the EMU on the University of Oregon campus. Visit these exhibits and scan a QR code linking you to an opportunity to win a Michael Johnson (USA's 8-time World Champion) autographed running shoe! Deadline for entry is July 22 and the exhibitions close on July 24.

Entrance to the exhibits is free and visitors will be astonished with the history they will experience. In the EMU exhibit you'll find Jesse Owens' singlet from his time at Ohio State University. Owens set four world records in a span of 45 minutes at the NCAA championships in May of 1935. There's much more, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to view track and field history. 

Hours of Operation

Enter the EMU through the east entrance and you'll find the exhibit in the Student Atrium. The exhibit is staffed by volunteers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the EMU is open. For current EMU hours, please click here.

About the Museum of World Athletics

The Museum of World Athletics™, or MOWA, is a 3D fully virtual museum of athletics, which will take you on an interactive journey through the history of athletics, highlighting many of the legends of the sport. MOWA is the first sports museum to be established in the digital world, bringing a new level of innovation and creative technologies to the world of sport. The museum gives visitors a unique 3D online experience, highlighting key athletics champions from each continent, and celebrating each edition of the World Athletics Championships. Through realistic interactive content, including state-of-the-art 360 photographic reproduction of items donated by the athletes, MOWA’s four galleries bring to life the stories of athletics. Among the exhibits are competition items – clothing, shoes, trophies and equipment – donated by or own behalf of many of the greatest athletes in history, including Paavo Nurmi, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Herb Elliott, Irena Szewinska, Carl Lewis, Marie-Jose Perec, Michael Johnson, Jan Zelezny, Allyson Felix, Usain Bolt, Valerie Adams and many more. The Museum of World Athletics is free to access and is available with text commentary in English, French and Spanish.

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.501.9398 | 541.743.8770

Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $783 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2019. EugeneCascadesCoast.org