A phenomenal week of supporting athletes came to a close with Symmonds inspiring race.
Our co-founder, Nick Symmonds, capped off what was an epic week with an incredible race that Coach Sam says is his, "FAVORITE RACE EVER!!!"
His 800m victory gave him his 6th U.S. Championship and the opportunity he was hoping for – flexing his Run Gum tattoos.
Here are a couple links including a video:
Nick Symmonds takes 800m article via Register Guard
Sunday also featured the two #RunUSA athletes that took home the $2,500 bonus for placing the highest in their respected events. It started the morning with Race Walker Nick Christie placing second, followed by Liz Patterson coming up with a huge 3rd attempt to also come in 2nd place in the women's High Jump. They will split the bonus and couldn't be more stoked that they are part of what we are doing.
Our brand was all over Hayward Field, all over social media and even the national coverage on NBC. The 20 athletes competed hard on the track, pole vault, high jump, triple jump, and even the road. Our 8 1/2 month old company made a splash and we are very humbled with the opportunity we had to be part of the athletes' lives.
The highlight was joining the majority of them together Sunday night at the Run Gum After Party at Hop Valley Brewing and getting the opportunity to spend time with these quality people off the track. Our athletes are sons and daughters, some are spouses, and even parents. They are all much more than just athletes and as we grow our focus will always be on the individual. Our hope is that we can make their goals become reality and their passions ignited long into the future.
Thank You To Our #RunUSA Athletes
Thank you for letting us be part of your story. We appreciate you and excited to learn and grow with you.
Ellen Wortham - 400mH
Allison Grace Morgan - 10K
James Harris - 400m
Kurtis Brondyke - Decathlon
Geoff Davis - High Jump
Timothy VanLiew - Javelin
Alitta Boyd - Triple Jump
Rebecca Addison - 1500m
Amanda Eccleston - 1500m
Elijha Owens - 400mh
Mark Hollis - Pole Vault
Jeff Coover - Pole Vault
Chris Carter - Triple Jump
Liz Patterson - High Jump
Jake Edwards - 5k
Nick Christie - 20km Race Walk
Jordan Scott - Pole Vault
Scott Houston - Pole Vault
Peter Geraghty - Pole Vault
Allison Reaser - Heptahlon
Will Leer - 1500m
Jordan McNamara - 1500m
Katie Mackey - 5k
Thank YOU who have purchased Run Gum.
None of this would be possible if it weren't for you. Your purchases of Run Gum both on our website or at one of retail partners is truly making an impact and we couldn't do this without your support. We are glad to bring you a product that can help your performance and hope you continue to join us as grow.
These individuals aren't done and neither are we. Stay tuned for more Team Run Gum news and be prepared for a sequel in 2015. This is How We RUN.