our History

My name is Eric Jensen and I grew up in the small town of Helix in rural NE Oregon. While I enjoyed all sports in school, my favorite was track & field. After high school, I competed in cross country and track at Eastern Oregon University, while I majored in computer science.

I am currently the Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track & Field Coach at Stanfield Secondary School in Stanfield, Oregon.

When I was at EOU, I really fell in love with running. I still compete in an average or 15 races a year, not including marathons. In 2005, I joined a club called the Marathon Maniacs. Since then, I've averaged 9 marathons a year and have currently have completed 110 marathons. My most recent marathon was the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 17th, 2016. The Maniacs created another club called the Half Fanatics where, you guessed it, specializes in half marathons. I'm now up to 98 after running the Battle To the Pacific near Astoria, OR on November 1st, 2015.

My love of running has also recently spread into cycling and multi-sports. I like to ride between 6-10 centuries every year.

I have also competed in several duathlons. Some day I would love to do an Ironman triathlon.

I also competed in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Boston Marathons. A knee injury kept me from participating in the 2013 & 2015 editions. I will continue to try and qualify and hopefully will attend the 2017 race. This is a race that I have kept putting off for years until 2010, when I finally decided I was going to do it.

In 2009, Eastern Oregon Sports Training LLC was created to provide coaching and timing services, both of which I love doing.