EUGENE, Ore. -- Day two of the Olympic Track and Field Trials brought thousands of fans to Hayward Field. Fans from around the world were excited for the day's events.
"It was just an opportunity to see some of the best athletes in the world, and we combined it in a two week car trip and were having a blast," said Tim Seck from St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Hoffman family is from South Carolina and they've been planning this ever since coming to the 2008 Olympic Track Trials in Eugene.
"We got the hotel a year ago, so we've been planning for quite some time. Four years ago after the event we said were coming back because its so much din. Great experience, and the people out here are great," said Asher Hoffman.
Asher's father, Jeff, says they didn't want to miss out on this event.
"We're big track fans. Other than the Olympics this is about the best you can do for track and field," said the elder Hoffman.
Jeff Lindsay and John Jackson came to Eugene from Oklahoma. Jeff Lindsay ran at the University of Texas, and he's competed at Hayward Field twice.
"You have people coming in from all over. Not just the states but around the world. It's a rare atmosphere that cannot be reproduced," said Lindsay.
For John Jackson, track and field is in his blood. His mother is Madeline Manning Mims - four time Olympian and hold medalist.
"Generation and generation...you can't go wrong with track and field and what its brought to the Olympic games," said Jackson.