Mile News Tagged Nike

Pre & Me

May 26, 2016

I told myself there was much to be learned from such a display of passion, whether you were running a Mile or a company.

By Phil Knight, for Runner's World

Excerpted from Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. Copyright © 2016 by Phil Knight. Reprinted by permission of...

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40 Years of Prefontaine: Legend

June 01, 2015

“Pre was a rebel from a working-class background, a guy full of cockiness and guts,” said Nike co-founder Phil Knight. “Pre’s spirit is the cornerstone of this company’s soul.”


In 1973, two years after the Nike brand was born and the first Swoosh adorned shoes, the nascent...

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Riverbank’s Fernandez Starts Pro Running Career

August 19, 2012

Swooshing ahead: German signs with Nike

By Ron Agostini, The Modesto Bee

German Fernandez views his career as sunlight beaming between clouds after a heavy rain.

He is turning the page, as ballplayers say, after what he called a three-year "rough patch" at Oklahoma State. Time to start anew...

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David Torrence’s drive to run for his country

June 20, 2012

By John Crumpacker, San Francisco Chronicle

Being a Nike contract athlete means many things for former Cal runner David Torrence, not least the requirement that he be in company gear at all times when in public.

So when he was photographed recently wearing a jacket without the familiar logo,...

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Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

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