To celebrate 45 years since the Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Nike has made the Air Zoom Pegasus 34 available on NIKEiD with four upper options.
According to the NCAA, Title IX is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
45 years ago, to the day, female athletes were finally allowed to participate in sport. Nike says that its Air Zoom Pegasus 34 iD is inspired by the iconic running career of Joan Benoit Samuelson, an Olympic gold medalist who famously set Boston Marathon records.
“When I started running, I was so embarrassed that I would walk when cars passed me, or pretend I was looking at the flowers,” said Samuelson in a statement.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 iD will become available starting today (although I don’t see it yet) on nike.com/nikeid.
For more information on Title IX click here.