With over 40 Elite and Master's runners as well 12 Professional and Elite Triathletes competing across the United States, the Skechers Performance Division Elite racing team has started 2014 off with bang! Here is a brief recap of some of the events and results.
The Houston Marathon served as the 2014 U.S. Half Marathon Championships, and it was also the first year that the Skechers Performance Division took on the role of official apparel, merchandise and shoe sponsor for the event. The event was a huge success and many Skechers Athletes saw personal bests when they crossed the finish line in downtown Houston. Headlining these great performances was Meb, who proved he still has plenty left in the tank as he added his 22nd National Championship Title to his belt by taking the Half Marathon overall victory. Meb ran his second fastest Half Marathon
time ever just months away from his 39th birthday. Here is a quick video of Meb and the other Skechers Performance Division athletes as they went like never before in Houston.
The last month has also seen some great racing from Skechers Performance Division Athletes from all over the country. In Utah, Ben Van Beekum placed 2nd in the St. George Half Marathon. Ben also went on to win the Striders Winter Racing Circuit 5k, and Jason Holt set a road pr in the 5k of 15:10 at the Salt Lake City 5k while David Olson finished 8th. On Super Bowl Sunday Skechers Performance shoes were showcased on the podium of road races of all distances:
-Jason Smith 1st Place Santa Barbara Super Bowl 4 miler.
-Jim Lubinski 2nd Place Surf City Marathon.
-Cheyne Inman 1st Place Surf City Half Marathon.
-Okwaro Raura 1st Place Cardiff Kooks 10k.
-Bryan Moresman 1st PlaceTallahassee Marathon with a time of 2:24:28.
-Steve Tally and his team 1st Place Xterra Mission Gorge 15k.
- Carly Johann wins the Bandit Trail 15k
- Sarah Madebach wins Austin Marathon
In the world of triathlon, SKECHERS Performance has signed two Olympians in Matty Reed and Sarah Haskins as well as Ironman 70.3 Pan Asian Champion, Christian Kemp. Reed will be competing mainly in Ironman 70.3 events while Haskins will be mixing it up with Olympic distances and 70.3 distance triathlons as well. The native Australian, Christian Kemp is looking for a breakout season at the Ironman 70.3 and full Ironman distances in 2014. The attached PDF shows the entire 2014 SKECHERS Performance Triathlon team. The elite runner presentation will come with the next update.
The year is getting off to a great start and there are plenty more podiums to be had. Go Like Never Before!