EUGENE, OR -- Justin Gallegos, a junior at the University of Oregon, has been given a pro contract with Nike, its first athlete with cerebral palsy.

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As cameras rolled, Nike UX Insights director John Douglass greeted Gallegos after a recent race to break the news. The official video release of the announcement was last Saturday, Oct. 6, a cerebral palsy awareness day.

Last April Gallegos pulled off a feat many thought was impossible. He completed the Eugene Half Marathon, just missing out by three minutes his goal of finishing in under two hours.

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Nike provided him with a prototype shoe designed for runners with disabilities. Justin started cross country running in high school.

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