Philip H Knight Founder of Nike

Background

He was born in Portland, Oregon on February 23, 1938

He graduated from Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon

He attend the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he earned a journalism degree in 1959

It was at the University of Oregon that Knight found his love for athletics as a middle distance runner in track and field under the tutelage of Coach Bill Bowerman. He received varsity letters in 1957, 1958 and 1959 for track and had achieved a personal best mile of 4:10.

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