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SIMPLE ARITHMETIC lay behind one of the greatest sporting innovations of the 20th century. Bill Bowerman, the track coach at the University of Oregon for 23 years, was convinced that, if he could reduce the weight of his athletes' running shoes by just one ounce, it would have the effect of saving the runners 200 pounds of effort in a mile race and so bring them closer to victory.

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