Saturday, October 13, 2018

The possible he does immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.

As a boy, Justin Gallegos wore leg braces who could barely put one foot in front of another. But after years of practice, despite cerebral palsy, he is now a runner at the University of Oregon. He's a junior in the school's running club, and he was finishing a race recently when he was met by a camera crew.

He assumed the cameras were covering the race, until Nike Insights Director John Douglass appeared and told him he made history by becoming the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy to sign with Nike. Justin wept and collapsed out of pure joy, remembering he was once a kid who could hardly walk, and "now I have a three-year-contract with Nike Running!"

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