Hoka One One, a division of Deckers Brands, is the new exclusive sponsor of New Jersey New York Track Club, a top U.S. elite middle-distance team led by coach Frank Gagliano.
“We’re excited to have solidified our partnership with the power-house NJNY Track Club, which is producing excellence in middle distance running with an incredibly accomplished coaching staff,” said Mike McManus, Hoka senior sports marketing manager. “Together, we want to build the best post-collegiate elite development team for milers and other talented mid-distance runners.”
Hoka’s sponsorship of NJNYTC extends through 2020, encompassing the next summer Olympics. Of the team members, 16 qualified for this year’s U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, with one athlete competing in Rio. The club is coached by Head Coach Francis Gagliano, Assistant Coach John Trautmann, and Assistant Coach Tom Nohilly. Athletes training with the club currently number 22.
“Hoka One One’s sponsorship will enable us to continue to develop and strengthen our elite athlete roster,” said Head Coach Gagliano. “With Hoka athletes already in our ranks, including Colby Alexander, Kyle Merber and Nicole Tully, the transition to Hoka One One running shoes and gear will be seamless. We’re excited to take on the world’s best with Hoka.”
This is Hoka’s second partnership with a U.S.-based, world-class running club, including the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite team led by Ben Rosario, in addition to other athletes in Hoka’s elite development pipeline in mountain, ultra, and trail running, and triathlon.
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