Track & FIELD, u. of ore­gon, CLASS of ’59

Forbes - - FACT & COMMENT -

The in­ven­tor of the modern run­ning shoe com­peted mostly in 1- and 2-mile races as an un­der­grad­u­ate, al­most en­tirely in the shadow of team­mate Jim Grelle. Knight would beat the fu­ture Olympian just once—by two tenths of a sec­ond in a race dur­ing his ju­nior year— but his time on the track team re­sulted in a tight re­la­tion­ship with his coach, Bill Bow­er­man; the two would go on to found Nike to­gether in 1964.

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