The Skechers performance team has been on a role lately. Coming off a Boston Marathon victory thanks to signature athlete Meb Keflezighi, the footwear brand has added American long-distance runner Kara Goucher to its roster of athletes.
The multi-year deal with Goucher makes Skechers the official footwear sponsor of the world class runner. Goucher will also be featured in the company's global marketing and advertising campaigns.
"We know Kara will make a fantastic addition to our team," stated Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. "This partnership strengthens our commitment to the Skechers Performance brand and adds tremendous credibility to what we are accomplishing."
Goucher has competed on the US Olympic team twice in 2008 and 2012 and won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meter at the 2007 World Championships. More recently, she has placed first in the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships and third in the 2012 Olympic marathon trials.
"I am excited to be joining the Skechers Performance Division," said Kara Goucher. "The team is dedicated towards making the best shoes possible for runners of all levels."