Sunday, April 5, 2020

Shoe Dog

Author - Phil Knight

Brief - A memoir by the creator of Nike


"you are remembered for the rules you break"

I'd never witnessed anything quite like that race. And yet I didn't just witness it. I took part in it. Days later I felt sore in my hams and quads. This, I decided, this is what sports are, what they can do.

Like books, sports give people a sense of having lived other lives, of taking part in other people's victories. And defeats. When sports are at their best, the spirit of the fans merges with the spirit of the athlete, and in convergence, in that transference, is the oneness that the mystics talk about.

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