9781594867316

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

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    9781594867316

  • ISBN10:

    1594867313

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-04
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Men of Oregonp. 1
That Wild Yearningp. 9
Lizzie and the Governorp. 17
Wild Bill Meets a Mule Skinnerp. 25
Barbarap. 32
The University of Oregonp. 41
Bill Haywardp. 49
Medfordp. 61
The Tenth Mountain Divisionp. 68
First Principlesp. 82
A Friend, a Son, a Communityp. 98
A Dynasty Beginsp. 105
Romep. 114
Innovationp. 123
The 1962 Seasonp. 131
The AAU Dictatorshipp. 140
Joggingp. 146
The Birth of BRSp. 156
Tokyop. 161
A curious Mindp. 181
Rites of Passagep. 187
Lessons Insertedp. 203
Mexico Cityp. 214
Enter, Prefontainep. 234
BRS Become Nikep. 257
Munichp. 273
Transit and Sorrowp. 305
Legacyp. 331
Rajneeshpuramp. 369
Buildermanp. 380
Immortal Messagesp. 399
Indexp. 418
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