Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA, has announced it will be extending its contract with world-class distance runner Meb through 2023.
Meb will serve as brand ambassador for Skechers Performance, who will remain on board as official footwear and apparel sponsor and continue to feature the elite marathoner in marketing campaigns as well as collaborate with Meb on footwear introductions.
“Skechers Performance has helped me achieve my goals over the past five years and the team’s support through all the highs and lows has been very consistent,” said Meb. “Being 40 years old and training for the Olympic Trials is a huge achievement and Skechers Performance has helped make this possible. They know what it means to be a partner and working with the brand to help create the best running shoes possible has been a rewarding experience. It’s not something many athletes have the opportunity to do.”
After joining Skechers Performance, Meb set a personal record (PR) at the 2011 New York Marathon, PR’d at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston and took fourth place at the 2012 Olympic Games. He then went on to set his current PR (2:08:37) and win the 2014 Boston Marathon at the age of 38, wearing his namesake Skechers GOmeb Speed 3. Meb is the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. Meb also currently holds the U.S. marathon masters record, which was set at the 2015 New York Marathon with his time of 2:13:32.