Flight. . . From the Wright Brothers to Nike

OK all you history buffs out there. On this day 110 years ago two brothers from Ohio changed the world. Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully flew their new invention — the airplane — on a beach in Kitty Hawk, NC. The flight traveled 120 feet and lasted 12 seconds. . . and everything seemed possible.

This is just one example of the great American spirit of ingenuity and engineering. Some 60 years later, University of Oregon Coach Bob Bowerman started tinkering with his wife’s waffle iron and created lighter and faster running shoes that would be the start of Nike, the company that would bring us great running shoe innovations such as NikeAir, AirMax and most recently Fly Knit.

We are pleased to join Nike this Saturday night, December 21st for the Flash Run. We are ready to take on the longest and darkest night of the year. Everyone is invited to join us. Please sign-up here on the Nike Flash Run Facebook page and make sure you let everyone know by using #FLASHRUN.

Check out this link to see how Nike Flash lights up the night!

Be here this Saturday night at 7:00pm as we will take flight together around the streets of NYC!

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Nike Flash jacket

The Wright Brothers take flight. . . December 17, 1903

The Wright Brothers take flight. . . December 17, 1903

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