ADDING MULTIMEDIA Meb Keflezighi Earns Spot on 2012 U.S. London Team with First Place Finish Wearing Skechers GOrun at Houston Trials

Jan 14, 2012 • 12:13 pm EST

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) announced that elite runner and 2004 silver medalist Meb Keflezighi will be joining the U.S. Team in London after finishing first and setting a new personal record of 2:09:08 at the 2012 Houston Trials today. Wearing Skechers GOrun racing footwear, Meb surpassed his 2011 New York Marathon time of 2:09:13.

Meb Keflezighi pulls ahead of the pack wearing Skechers GOrun racing footwear at the Houston Trials. ...

Meb Keflezighi pulls ahead of the pack wearing Skechers GOrun racing footwear at the Houston Trials. (Photo: Business Wire)

“I am incredibly excited and proud to be representing the United States in London next summer,” began Keflezighi. “And to come in first while setting a new PR at the Trials is icing on the cake. New York was only 69 days ago and in that short time I did what I could to maintain focus on today’s race while training at high altitudes in my Skechers GOrun racing shoes. With two PRs in just over three months it’s clear that SKECHERS’ mid-foot strike technology has made a positive impact on my stride. I’m running more efficiently than I have my entire life.”

Skechers GOrun is an innovative new minimalistic lightweight running line featuring revolutionary mid-foot strike technology and GOimpulse sensors for enhanced sensory feedback. Meb has provided SKECHERS with expert insight by testing and consulting on the design of Skechers GOrun as well as other high-performance product currently in development. And he will be wearing exclusive Skechers GOrun racing shoes specially designed for the premiere event when he competes for gold in London on August 12, 2012.

“We congratulate Meb on his fantastic performance in Houston today and look forward to being there with him on the global stage in London next summer. When a world-class athlete like Meb continues to improve his race wearing SKECHERS performance footwear, it solidifies our position as an emerging force in the running world,” said SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg. “Meb is a great inspiration and he illustrates to runners of all levels that it’s possible to achieve great success by training and competing in our new minimalistic, extremely flexible, responsive, lightweight footwear.”

Skechers GOrun is available in sporting goods, department and specialty athletic stores, and SKECHERS stores around the world.


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