Nike extends contract with Evan Jäger


Jager_Evan1-RioOlyG16.jpgEvan Jäger, Olympic silver medalist, photo by

I was in the Stade De France when Evan Jäger ran out of his head and, even falling, ran 8:00.45. It was crazy brilliant. I remember saying F#CK when he fell, I think I have it on tape! I was there in Engenhao Stadio Olimpico when Evan Jäger took the silver medal in the Olympic steeplechase. That teared me up. I was there in London when Evan Jäger took World Champ bronze in the steeplechase. I was happy he got the medal.

Evan Jäger is a once in a generation athlete. But, in all of his interviews, he has that Midwestern comfortability in his own skin, he enjoys the sport and still enjoys speaking with the media, and he does not seem changed by his growing celebrity.

Lots of athletes were cut in 2018, probably most cut since 1990. Evan Jäger is a fine asset for the brand Nike and for the sport.

Congrats Evan! You deserve it!

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