Nike signs runner with cerebral palsy

Justin Gallegos becomes the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a pro contract with Nike

This article caught my attention not just because it’s still sadly unusual for big brands to sign athletes with conditions like cerebral palsy but I was really interested to read that Nike have been working with Justin for years to develop a shoe for runners with disabilities.  The FlyEase has a zippered heel to make it easier to get on and off.  The article explains Justin was running a race when his trainer came off, he stopped to pick it up and carried it all the way to the finish coming last but inspiring everyone that was saw or heard about it – including Nike.  Super impressive stuff.

https://runningmagazine.ca/the-scene/nike-signs-runner-with-cerebral-palsy/

Student with Cerebral Palsy hearing news signed by Nike
‘Trust the process’ was Justin’s response to the news Nike had signed him

 

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