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Brooks Partners with Chrissie Wellington, Triple Ironman World Champion

Chrissie Wellington on the marathon leg in Kailua-Kona of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. (Photography by Baron Sekiya for Hawaii 24/7) http://www.hawaii247.org<br />

Woo hoo! We are thrilled to announce a multi-year partnership with Chrissie Wellington, world-renowned British triathlete and reigning Ironman World Champion, as her official footwear sponsor.

That’s right. Those Brooks T6 Racers Chrissie wore and won in during the last three Ford Ironman® World Championships ? She chose to run in them because she liked the T6 and they worked for her—and boy, did they! In 2009, Wellington set a new women’s world course record of 8 hours, 54:02 minutes in Kona.

“With that trademark smile she flashes even after finishing a grueling race, Chrissie Wellington embodies the strength, passion, and drive to succeed that we look for in brand partners,” said Jim Weber, president and CEO of Brooks. “We’re pleased to welcome her and proud to have such an inspirational athlete representing our brand.”

Wellington is the first triathlete to join Brooks’ strategic group of professional athletes.

>> Read the full press release here .

3 Comments
  • pbunyar

    Hooray! Now let’s get Jennifer Barringer.

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  • Fabio

    Great partnership! Congratulations Brooks and Chrissie! Love them both!