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Garrett Heath and Erica Moore Join and Complete the Brooks Beasts Team

One year ago, Brooks created the Brooks Beasts Track Club, a team of world-class middle distance runners based in Seattle that train and compete together while helping to promote and bolster the sport of running.

Today, the Brooks Beasts, now three times its original size, welcome 800m runner Erica Moore and 1500m specialist Garrett Heath who complete the Brooks Beasts team.

“The Beasts are now unimpaired. We are lock, stock and barrel” said Brooks Beasts Head Coach Danny Mackey. “A big advantage to being on the Brooks Beasts is that we function like a team so with a full roster the athletes can train together and use that synergy to achieve goals they could not do alone.”

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“This group has all the facets necessary to produce successful athletes with the bonus of having the journey there be extremely enjoyable.”

Erica joins the team with a bronze medal from the 2012 world indoor championships and a PR of 1:59.97 and a title from the 2012 U.S. indoor championships in the 800m run.

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“I’m excited to have a great team to train and chase the running dream with here in Seattle.”

Focusing on the lengthier end of the mid-distance spectrum, Garrett most recently beat Asbel Kiprop and Kenenisa Bekele in the invitational 4K race at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country in a time of 11:51. Garrett has a 1500 PR of 3:34.10 and a 5K PR of 13:20.

These two standouts complete the Beasts team, adding strength and depth to a group that will be at its best this year.

“Erica and Garrett were essential to making sure that we have athletes in the 1500m and 800m that can have immediate impact on the Global level,” said Mackey. “They are both proven, but still have untapped potential.”

The addition of Erica and Garrett, along with new teammate Nick Symmonds, highlights Brooks’ investment into competitive running and its unique vision for sponsored athletes where teamwork, culture and running performances are all celebrated.

Catch all or some of the Beasts team at these upcoming meets:

February 1, 2014 JDL Fast Track Met
February 22-23, 2014 USATF Indoor Championships
February 15, 2014 Millrose Games

About Derek
I’m a runner, a writer, and a shoe lover who enjoys morning coffee, travel, singing in the car, and getting legitimately lost on trail runs. Three things I can’t live without: bubble tea, Fridays, and my Brooks PureFlow’s.
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