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Publisher's 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.
©2006 Kenny Moore (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick Norris on 05-01-16

Very Inspiring!

This is a book with a lot of heart. It not only highlights the successes of a highly recognizable character in the form of Bill Bowerman, but it also displays a cast of real people who resemble ordinary people you may know doing extraordinary things. I find the narration at bit mellow, but overall, it certainly fits. This is the first of many audiobooks I plan to "read" through this fantastic service via Audible.com. And no I have no interest in Audible or author. My only compensation was the opportunity to enjoy this book which I accessed through the free Audible trial. Keep em coming. Thanks to Kenny Moore for honoring Bill and his great athletes. I've learned and internalized much from this work. Very inspiring!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sam on 02-16-15

An amazing and emotional read!

If you could sum up Bowerman and the Men of Oregon in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, Interesting and Emotional.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hearing about the story of how pre built the jogging industry and his passion for coaching was amazing! Also the story of Prefontaine was really incredible and made me emotional reading about it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By amazon_addict on 07-21-15

Great historical look at the man behind the brand!

What did you like most about Bowerman and the Men of Oregon?

Really interesting to hear how Nike started from such a simple beginning. Nike are still proud of this heritage and live by the maxims that Bill Bowerman embodied.

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By Kevin on 02-18-15

Amazing story of an amazing man

A must read for any coach. It certainly has taught me more than a few things. A hard act to follow. With reminders of boyhood dreams of emulating these runners

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