Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Holy Grail of Running Shoes

Long-Time King of the Streakers Mark Covert had the opportunity to wear one of 5 pairs of shoes hand-made by an upstart Shoe Company for the 1972 Olympic Trials Marathon.  Seeing as he was the only person with them to finish the race, Mark became the very first person to wear a pair of Nike's across a finish line. (2:23 or so)

He has held on to the sneakers ever since but recently put them up for auction.  Nike itself was outbid and Mark is happy to know that he can "borrow" them occasionally for personal lectures and such.

Mark Covert

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