Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nike Boston 73

40 years ago, a young runner received a package as he prepared for 
Boston. That runner was Bill Rodgers. And the package came from 
Oregon legend Steve Prefontaine. Pre sent Rodgers a short note along 
with a pair of running shoes. 
They were Boston 73’s, created by a company called Nike.
The shoes fit a little loose, but they were the best he owned. 
Rodgers would tighten them as he toed the starting line come race 
morning. Two hours, nine minutes, and fifty-five seconds later, he 
went on to win the race and break an American Record.


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