Feetures, a performance running sock company, sponsored elite middle distance runner Kyle Merber. A member of the world record setting-distance medley relay team, Merber will enter the 2017 outdoor season vying for his first world outdoor team. Recently, Merber capped off an indoor season that included lowering his mile best to 3:52.22 in a sprint to the finish with NCAA mile record holder Edward Cheserek.
As a member of the New Jersey*New York Track Club, Merber owns personal bests of 1:47.23 for 800m and 3:34.54 for 1500m. His 3:52 indoor mile best is the sixth fastest U.S. time ever run for the indoor mile. Merber is also the meet director of the New York-based Hoka One One Long Island Mile.
“Running has always served as a platform for me to interact with runners in the community,” said Merber. “I became familiar with Feetures during my time working in run specialty shops, and am excited to represent a brand made up of good people making great products to help me reach my goals.”
Merber joins ultrarunner and two-time winner of the Hardrock 100 Anna Frost on the Feetures athlete roster.
“Beyond what Merber has done on the track, we feel he aligns with the Feetures mission of promoting the sport of running through his dedication to the community,” said Feetures Marketing Director Joe Gaither. “By partnering with both Merber and Frost, it allows Feetures to stay actively engaged with elite runners on the forefront of both track and trail. We’re thrilled to have them as members of our running family.”
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