Puma is banking on speed. The global sports brand company announced this week that it signed seven Jamaican track and field athletes to represent the brand at the World Championships in London.
Olympic bronze medalist Shericka Jackson, Rusheen McDonald, a 400-meter Jamaican national record holder with a personal best of 43.93 seconds, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games finalist Janieve Russell are among the athletes selected to represent Puma. Each of the athletes have a strong possibility of making the podium in London, Puma reported.
Puma has been making strides in the track and field footwear category, attracting top talent including Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.
Bolt made headlines on Wednesday when the IOC announced it would strip Bolt of one of his nine gold Olympic medals because his teammate Nesta Carter was caught doping during the 2008 Beijing games.