Skechers Performance athlete Meb secured his spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, coming in second place with a marathon time of 2:12:21. This will be Meb’s fourth time competing in the Olympic Games. Meb also set a new American Master’s marathon record, crossing the finish line wearing his custom GOmeb Speed 3 – 2016.
“It’s hard to put into words what I’m feeling right now,” said Meb. “There are so many people that have helped me get to where I am today and I could not have won without the support of my family and my incredible fans. I’m humbled beyond words and I could not be more proud to be an American athlete as I am today. I’m honored to be heading to Rio to represent the U.S.”
On Sunday, the celebrations continued as Weldon Kirui represented Skechers Performance, taking first in the marathon with a winning time of 2:13:06. The crowd, including numerous Skechers employees cheered from the finish line to congratulate Kirui. He was awarded first place by Mayor Eric Garcetti, with Skechers executives, David Weinberg and Kathy Kartalis by his side. Kirui also competed wearing the Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 – 2016.
“Skechers could not be more thrilled at how this weekend came together,” said Rick Higgins, senior vice president of merchandising/marketing for Skechers Performance. “There were so many incredible individuals from the Skechers team, the Conqur Endurance Group, and countless volunteers who put in long hours to make this event so successful. It was exciting to see not only our elite athletes compete so well, but also watch our entire company come together – from employees out racing, to those cheering along the course. We are looking forward to coming back next year – we are just getting started.”