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May 9, 2020 16 tweets 8 min read
Can’t stop thinking about how #AhmaudArbery case highlights the emptiness of universal claims of “jogging’s for everyone!”

The pastime + “the jogger” has been constructed as WHITE since the fad was born in 1960s/70s

A few reflections from my #fitnesshistory research /1 Most trace US jogging craze to very white Oregon run culture, w coach/Nike founder Bill Bowerman a major promoter in late 60s

When I visited Nike HQ, I was struck by how glaringly WHITE early images of the run brand were before basketball became a major product line in 1980s /2