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summary Bowerman and the Men of Oregon The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co founder ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook è The first biography of the legendary track coach and founder of Nike who had an unparalleled impact on the sport of runningDuring hisAched the track and field team; offering a close up view of the coach's relationship with runner Steve Prefontaine subject of the movie Without Limits co written and co produced by Moore; or exploring Bowerman's role as a Nike innovator this illuminating portrait is compelling reading throughout ample evidence of why Bowerman's widow noting how well the author understood her husband said If anyone should write Bill's life story it's Kenny Moor. I wanted to love this one Parts were outstanding and I couldn't get enough But I had two chief complaints that ultimately brought this down to three stars for me 1 The author clearly did a ton of research and hundreds of interviews but felt the need to include it all watering down the story The first 80 pages or so for example probably could have been lifted out entirely or at least reduced to 5 10 pages 2 Because the author was one of Bowerman's athletes he brought great color and insight and intimate knowledge But for the first half of the book before we truly know Bowerman he tells stories in a way that that's a little two insider y What a classic Bill move when the reader is thinking I don't get it because we don't know him yet and his personality hasn't yet been demonstrated to usSo I liked it it was good could have been amazing with some tightening and editing But I wouldn't recommend it to someone who didn't have a strong interest in the subject like my fellow college track teammates

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Of the worldIn Bowerman The Wings of Nike Kenny Moore a world class marathon runner and one of Bowerman's Oregon men tells the story of his mentor and hero drawing on years of taped interviews and the full cooperation of the Bowerman family and Nike the company that Bowerman helped to found through his invention of the waffle soled running shoeWhether providing a fresh look at the tragic siege at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games where Bowerman co. Phil Knight one of the founders of Nike once told his employees the following in an attempt to boost morale during some of his early company's leanest stretches “The cowards never started and the weak died along the way That leaves us ladies and gentlemen Us” With this Knight was clearly referring to the spirit of the Men of Oregon; the spirit of the hardy men and women who settled the American West by enduring danger on the trail disease hunger cold and for those that made it to a settlement difficult terrain and long years of backbreaking laborIt is in this unforgiving land where Kenny Moore picks up the thread laid down by Bowerman's ancestors and masterfully follows it through the decades as we see the boy become man become legend; by the time the book is halfway through you'll begin to doubt if Bill Bowerman was ever born out of a woman maybe he just spontaneously sprung out of some Oregon fieldHis fate and by extension the fate of those he coached and the organizations he helped shape were a product of his upbringing in a place that would suffer no uitters; where hard work and even harder heads were needed to make it through everyday challenges In Bill Bowerman the essence of Oregon was always flowing in deep concentrate His personal exploits as well as those of his athletes are all covered in great detail which makes for a riveting read While everyone can enjoy this book just for the stories alone fans of the sport will get much out of it; the times splits surfaces training and various competitions are all recounted in exciting fashion building the mythos of the Oregon DucksThis is truly one of my favorite biographies I applaud Kenny Moore for so tactfully honoring the memory of Bowerman; the book is a veritable tribute to the manHighly recommended

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Bowerman and the Men of Oregon The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co founderThe first biography of the legendary track coach and founder of Nike who had an unparalleled impact on the sport of runningDuring his tenure as track coach at the University of Oregon from 1949 through 1972 Bill Bowerman won 4 national team titles trained dozens of milers to break the 4 minute barrier and his athletes set 13 world and 22 American records Single handedly he helped turn the college town of Eugene Oregon into the running capital. Although the family history connects to Mr Boerman's tenacious character the depth of his family tree was a little much The meat of the book chronicling Bowerman's contributions to Oregon athletics the Olympic team and shoes technology can't be beat It's all well written and fun Fans of running and sports history should not miss it