Meb Keflezighi has recently announced that he will be extending his contract with Skechers Performance to remain as one of their brand ambassadors. The world-class marathoner is the official footwear and apparel representative and has been featured in several marketing campaigns, and the company is going to further involve him in footwear introductions. Since 2011, Skechers Performance has come out with lots of successful running shoes that were designed with the background of being modeled “for athletes, by athletes”. This all got started with the GOrun shoe, which Meb has been the face for all these years and has helped pump up sales. With the 2016 Olympics coming up, Meb will be participating in trials with his Sketcher shoes and hopefully land a spot on Team USA.
The San Diego, California resident is one of ten children in his family, and they came to the United States via Italy in 1987 as refugees. Keflezighi began running while he attended Memorial Academy in San Diego where he ran a stunning 5:10 mile and eventually went on to win the 1600 meters and 3200 meters races at the CIF California State Championships in 1994 for his high school. He officially became an American citizen in 1998 which also happened to be when he graduated college from UCLA, where he won four NCAA championships. In the Summer Olympics 2004, Keflezighi brought home the silver medal for the men’s marathon event.
Keflezighi will continue to represent the Skechers Performance brand, so be sure to look out for him in future campaigns.
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