EUGENE, Ore. - The week and a half long TrackTrial12 event may be coming to a close, but memories at Hayward Field are sure to never die.
The week was filled with intense and unforgettable finishes by notable athletes from near and far away.
Oregon native Ashton Eaton broke a world record in the decathlon with 9,039 points.
"There's really very few words to say to describe it," said Eaton after breaking the record. "Fortunately, I'm brief in that respect."
"I couldn't believe what I was actually witnessing, he made it look pretty easy," said Jeff Franklin, a spectator from Ashland, Oregon.
Some moments from the week had fans on the edge of their seats.
For instance, no one could forget the unforgettable tie between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh in the women's 100 meter.
"I thought it was amazing," said Carmen Jackinsky, a track fan from Washington state.
In addition to the events on the track, there were visits from athletes from the past such as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
"Eugene had a really tremendous impact on me," Jenner said. "Three out of the five greatest performances of my life happened here."
Jenner ran in Eugene in the 1972 Track and Field Trials and broke a world record in 1975.
Fans at the event said they are honored to be in the presence of athletes from both yesterday and today.
"This is kind of a once in a lifetime experience and I cannot believe the caliber of athletes," said Brian Megert, a spectator from Eugene.
For families, it is a time for memories as they're witnessing track and field history at its best.
"Just to feel that sitting in the stands and in the long distance races the crowd is completely into it," said Megert. "Clapping for all the contestants, the buzz is amazing."
"I don't think there's any one favorite part, just the experience and I hope they bring it back," said David Miller, a track fan from Michigan.