Nike+ Human Race 2009 inspires hundreds of thousands of runners to lace up
and run

TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Today, NIKE, Inc. hosted the second annual Nike+ Human Race 10K as hundreds of thousands of runners hit the road as part of the world's largest one-day running event. Nike hosted Nike+ Human Race events in 27 cities globally, from Vancouver to Toronto, Los Angeles to Seoul and from Tel Aviv to Rome. Thousands more runners joined the Nike+ Human Race by logging their own 10-kilometre runs on race day using their Nike+ Sport Kit or Nike+ Sportband.

In Canada, organized group 10K runs occurred in Running Rooms in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Pointe-Claire and Halifax. Elite Canadian athletes including 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Simon Whitfield, 800M World Silver Medalist, Gary Reed, Speed Skater Kristina Groves and 2009 World Silver Medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep were on hand at Running Room locations, cheering on and encouraging participants to the finish line.

"The Nike+ Human Race continues to inspire and motivate runners worldwide. We look forward to continuing to provide runners with unique and exciting running experiences that will keep them connected with runners all over the world", said Leslie Lane, Nike's VP of Global Running.

Thousands of Canadians ran in the Nike+ Human Race 10K events across the country today.

The Nike+ Human Race debuted in 2008 with the purpose of celebrating runners and their sport while uniting athletes world-wide through the ultimate running experience. Many of the runners who participated in the race, also trained by using the tools provided at nikeplus.com, which has more than 2 million members worldwide. Members of this digital running club have logged more than 280 million kilometres.

Note to Editors: Imagery and information from the global race events is available at www.NikeMedia.com.

About Nike

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Cole Haan Holdings Incorporated, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand. For more information, visit www.nikebiz.com.

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SOURCE Nike Canada Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Melanie Dulos, Cathy Mitchell, APEX Public Relations Inc., T: (647) 201-8994, (416) 271-9226, E: mdulos@apexpr.com, cmitchell@apexpr.com

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