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.”
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.
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|