Skechers signed two-time Olympian and six-time U.S. Champion Anthony Famiglietti to its team of ambassadors. He was with Adidas. He will be wearing Skechers GOrun performance footwear.Fam, as he’s known in the running world, is working on being the fourth man in history to break a four-minute mile on the track after age 40. He got closer to that goal at The Running Event (TRE) in Austin in December by setting a treadmill mile global benchmark of 3:55 wearing the award-winning Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper. In January, at the Endurance Exchange in Tempe, he established a two-mile treadmill global benchmark of 8:24 wearing the same shoes.
“It’s exciting to be joining Skechers, as that now means I’m on the same team as iconic runners Meb and Edward Cheserek, two of the greatest distance runners in history,” said Famiglietti. “The new line of innovative Skechers performance products has afforded me a second life as an elite competitor. Their groundbreaking new Hyper Burst foam offers me a racing sneaker that is incredibly lightweight, yet radically durable enough to protect my battle-worn feet from decades of elite racing. I’ve been a longtime fan of their running shoes and of all the branded sneakers offered to me for my record attempt. I specifically sought out the Skechers GOrun Razor 3 Hyper. I knew it would get me to my goal as it did in my world’s fastest dog/human mile run of 3:59 earlier in 2019. Matching my track mile PR of 3:55 in shoes I hadn’t even broken in was insane. These shoes are a big part of what helped me get my fastback in 2019, and I want to use the story of my regained speed to help others either find or regain theirs too with Skechers!”
“Anthony’s story of endurance and triumph at any age are inspirational,” added Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “He illustrates a core value of our running collection—no matter what your experience or ability, it’s easy to find a perfect fit in our Skechers GOrun range. We love the guts, attitude, and fortitude that he showed running a sub-four-minute treadmill mile.”
Famiglietti represented the United States in the 3000-meter steeplechase at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. He’s a three-time U.S. World Team member and a six-time U.S. champion in road and track, including 5K, 8K, 15K, and steeplechase.
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