nike's Oregon Project

Go behind the scenes at Nike's Oregon Project's ghost mannequin photo shoot with VSP Studios and Victor Sanabrais Photographer.

About nike's Oregon Project

Mission Statement

"Develop the best distance runners in the world with our metric for success being Olympic, World Championship and Major Marathon medals."

Welcome to the official home page of The Nike Oregon Project. We hope you enjoy our stories, our history, our insights, and invite you to use our webstore to purchase official team apparel & gear. We thank you for your support and wish you ‘air in your lungs, life in your legs, wind at your back and wings on your feet’ –Geoff Hollister

Oregon Project Presents: The Rookie Ep. 1

For first year professional runner and Oregon Project athlete Craig Engels, past defeats fuel his pursuit of success.

Follow the project in a series of short films featuring the athletes that make up the Nike Oregon Project.

"Very happy with Victor and VSP Studios. Always a quick turnaround and the images are great!" - Alex Salazar, High Performance Manager - Oregon Project

About Alberto Salazar
Head Coach

Before he was coaching the world’s best distance runners, Alberto Salazar was one of the best distance runners in the World. Inducted into the National Distance Runner’s Hall of Fame in 2000, one could never have predicted that, from this scrawny Havana-born youth, would he one day go on to reshape the status of American distance running.

Proven a man of formidable mental toughness, in addition to the World Record he also set six American Records: 13:22.6 for indoor 5000m in 1981 which destroyed the previous mark just shy of 20 seconds, outdoor 5000m record (13:11.93) in 1982, and outdoor 10,000m (27:25.61) in 1982.

In 1994 Salazar took his adept ability of pushing limits and endurance by winning the 53-mile Comrades Marathon in record-setting time across the blazing hot South African terrain.

In witnessing the decline of American distance running, employed at Nike, Salazar made it his mission to resuscitate a dying presence. Thus, the Oregon Project was born and with it the return of American distance running.


Take a look behind the scenes with VSP Studios and Victor Sanabrais Photographer as they photograph the Nike's Oregon Project's ghost mannequin photo shoot.