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10/3/01

 

Nike becomes presenting sponsor
of Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

NEW YORK, August 7, 2001-Foot Locker today named Nike as the presenting sponsor of the 23rd annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, the only true national high school cross country championships.

As part of their multi-year sponsorship, Nike will receive logo identification on all race materials, National Finals uniforms, and television spots during FOX Sports Network coverage of the National Finals race which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001.

"The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships brings together the best and most promising high school runners to compete on a national level," said Tim Finn, president and chief executive officer, Foot Locker U.S. "As a company that has led the way in innovation in running product technology, Nike is a natural partner for this event."

Many successful professional runners have launched their careers at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, including Olympians Suzy Favor Hamilton, Brad Hauser, Meb Keflezighi, Bob Kennedy and Anne Marie Lauck.

"Nike has the largest and strongest prep running program in the industry which includes outreach to more than 100,000 young runners nationwide," said Josh Rowe, youth running manager, Nike. "This partnership with the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is a perfect fit. There's no better place to enhance our support of youth running."

The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races which take place across the country. The Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.), Northeast (Bronx, NY) and South (Charlotte, NC) regional races are Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 and the West (Walnut, Calif.) regional race is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001. More than 10,000 of the nation's leading high school runners compete in the regional meets. The top eight finishers in each of the boys and girls seeded races qualify for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals at Disney's Oak Trail Course at Shades of Green in Orlando, Fla.

With more than 2,000 stores worldwide, Foot Locker is the world's largest athletic footwear and apparel retailer and leading destination for running product. Foot Locker is part of Venator Group, a specialty retailer that operates more than 3,600 stores in 14 countries in North America, Europe and Australia.

Nike, Inc., headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., markets its products in more than 100 countries and is the world's leading sports and fitness company.

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