New Online: "The Woman Who Took On Nike with Running Shorts"


This article has been in the works for awhile. When I finally got the print copy, I cried a little. Even though I had already read it and knew the story and all that, I feel overwhelmed that I get to be with the crew that gives a shit. It matters. It's hard, and feels hopeless and infuriating sometimes, and it feels like there is no momentum available that you don't make yourself. But the story reminded me about how a team of people who gives a shit can work together like a 4x400 relay. Someone is always racing, someone is preparing for battle, someone is hunched over fighting for air, and someone (many someones) is screaming her lungs out in support. 


A round up of the best related articles:

Nike Plays Hardball to Keep Its Athletes by WSJ

USATF Needs A Do-Over by Runner's World 

BS on the Olympic Games Sponsor Blackout by Oiselle 

A Space of Our Own: A Proposal to Make a Living by Lauren Fleshman 


Birds Eye View: Rule 40 Explained by Sally Bergesen

Why 23 More Years of Nike-USATF is Bad for Our Sport by Sally Bergesen, Tumblr

USATF VS Its Critics: Who's Off Track? by Runner's World 

USATF Leaves Nick Symmonds Off Team USA for World Championships by Flotrack 


(photo via Flotrack)

26.2 Miles to Be Faster at 3.1 by New York Times

A Cease and Desist Letter Recieved From USATF by Sally Bergesen, Tumblr

Remove The Swoosh And USA Track & Field Will Sue Your Balls Off by Fittish

Nick Symmonds' Run Gum Files Lawsuit Against USOC and USATF by Flotrack 

Report of the Albuquerque Working Group by USATF


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jacquelyn scofield