Indoor Pic & Quote #106: HEROES

HEROES: “We love our heroes precisely because they extend our horizons. Those men and women who break molds or set records stand as living proof that we need not consent to be ordinary, that we can be exceptional.”  – Jeff Johnson

WHAT: 2 Mile Run      

WHO(Left to right): Randy Brown (Oregon State), Jeff Galloway (Florida TC), Tom Hale (Oregon), Steve Prefontaine, Don Kardong (#10, Club West), Paul Gies (Oregon), George Conefrey (Brockton, MA, TC)

WHERE: Oregon Indoor Track, Portland, ORC     

WHEN: 1974     

Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun several years ago. For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Digitized by WC

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, th

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