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Walker's Pace: Wheating Featured in SI

Friday, September 24, 2010, 11:30 a.m.

 

Former Oregon track star Andrew Wheating (and it's tough for the 'Pace to refer to the big guy as a "former" Duck) is subject of a wonderful Sports Illustrated feature penned by Tim Layden.

It's in the Sept. 20 issue (Tom Brady of the New England Patriots on the cover), and the 'Pace highly recommends heading to your local newsstand or bookstore for a copy. The photograph by Kirby Lee, which you won't find anywhere on the internet, is worth the price alone.

 

You can find the article on CNNSI's website (look under "Vault"), or just follow this link to the on-line version.

And we'd also highly recommends this companion piece by Layden (appreciate the love for the 'Pace, Tim), which provides some interesting insight into the background of the story - a story more than two years in the making. I still recall that day at the Trials back in '08 and how cool Wheating thought it was that Tim Layden from Sports Illustrated wanted to meet with him!

The safe bet is that Layden - and the rest of Andy's Army - will be watching Wheating thrill us for years to come.

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