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WINNING WEEKEND IN LA FOR SKECHERS PERFORMANCE ELITE MEB & WELDON

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon booth at the Health and Fitness Expo in Los Angeles.

 

It’s a great feeling to walk the streets of Los Angeles and watch the city prep for its biggest race weekend of the year: banners, stands and barricades stretching for miles, readying for tens of thousands to run, cheer and celebrate the greatest in the sport. And the weekend didn’t disappoint.

First off was the Rio Trials on Saturday, where our Skechers Performance elite athlete Meb continues to redefine the boundaries of greatness in his sport. Meb joined the Rio team with an incredible second place finish of 2:12:21 and set a new American Master’s marathon record in his custom Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 – 2016 shoes. Meb will be the oldest marathoner in US history to ever compete at the Games, and the only one to qualify four times. Skechers Performance elite athlete Kara Goucher also continued to rally a huge following with her incredible comeback, making the team as an alternate marathoner. Altogether, we had an incredible 27 elite Skechers Performance athletes competing in the Trials.

Weldon Kirui

Weldon Kirui wins in Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 – 2016

And on Sunday, the first ever 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon launched – along with its own storybook ending. Avid Skechers Performance runner Weldon Kirui flew in from Kenya and incredibly, his airline lost his luggage – which for many of us, would have been our worst nightmare. As serendipity would have it, Skechers Performance happened to title sponsor the event – and promptly brought him a replacement pair of Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 – 2016 running shoes, in which he came in first, winning in 2:13:06.

We are thrilled and honored to partner with so many incredible runners and athletes who continue to choose greatness every day to reach new heights in their sport. We look on to Rio and beyond for many more incredible triumphs in store for our elite Skechers Performance team.

Meb Keflezighi and SKECHERS GOrun Head to Houston for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials!

Meb Keflezighi will compete at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday, January 14 in his SKECHERS GOrun sneakers.

After an impressive finish as the fastest American and a new personal record at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon last November, Meb Keflezighi is on the move again, this time heading to Houston, Texas for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

On Saturday, January 14, Keflezighi will race in his SKECHERS GOrun shoes for a chance to compete against the world’s best runners at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

If Meb qualifies, it will mark his second appearance at the Olympic games, and his first competing in SKECHERS GOrun sneakers. In 2004, Meb finished second in the men’s marathon event winning the silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens.

Check back to receive updates and follow Meb on his journey.

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