Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder

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Rodale, Sep 4, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 480 pages
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No man has affected more runners in more ways than Bill Bowerman. During his 24-year tenure as track coach at the University of Oregon, he won four national team titles and his athletes set 13 world and 22 American records. He also ignited the jogging boom, invented the waffle-sole running shoe that helped establish Nike, and coached the US track and field team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games With the full cooperation of the Bowerman family and Nike, plus years of taped interviews with friends, relatives, students, and competitors, two-time Olympic marathoner Kenny Moore - himself one of Bowerman's champion athletes - brilliantly re-creates the legendary track coach's life.

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User Review  - runningalong -

Kenny Moore writes well overall but the book suffers from uneven treatments of the periods of Bowermans life. Some questions are left unanswered such as who all did Bowerman sue if he had the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sonoran2king -

if you want to know about the history of running and running shoe development in the USA then this book is a must read. the author had the deepest bond of respect for Bowerman yet he writes an unbiased and fair history of his beloved coach. Read full review

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KENNY MOORE, who trained with Bill Bowerman at the University of Oregon, is a two-time Olympic marathoner and former senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He cowrote and coproduced teh movie Without Limits, based on the life and tragic early death of Hall of Fame runner Steve Prefontaine. Moore lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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