Brand Inks Multi-Year Partnership with Canadian Marathon and Half-Marathon Record Holder - Toronto, ON (May 25, 2017) – Today, Under Armour announces that Lanni Marchant, one of the fastest distance runners in Canada, has joined its roster of elite athletes. As part of the multi-year partnership, Marchant will wear Under Armour® apparel, footwear, and accessories and will be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns and events, as well as make appearances for the brand.
Lanni holds records for the Fastest Canadian Marathon Female: 2:28:00 and Fastest Canadian Half-Marathon Female: 1:10:47. She is the 3rd fastest Canadian Female of all time in the 10,000m track event with a time of 31:46.
“Under Armour continues to gain momentum in the road running scene and I am honoured and excited to be the first Canadian elite runner to join the roster,” says Lanni Marchant. “The brand is committed to bringing cutting-edge innovative apparel, accessories and footwear to market and I look forward to collaborating with the entire Under Armour team.”
Her notable international results include the 2016 Olympic Games where she became the first Canadian woman to compete in both the marathon (24thplace) and 10,000m (25th place), winning a bronze medal in the 10,000m at the 2015 Pan American Games and 4th in the 2014 Commonwealth Games marathon. At the IAAF World Championships, she was 20th in the half marathon in 2016 and18th in the 10,000m in 2015 and 44th in the marathon in 2013.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lanni to the Under Armour family. Her fearless attitude, competitive spirit and passion for women’s equality in sport fits directly with the core DNA of our brand," says Shana Ferguson, Under Armour Canada’s Director of Marketing. “We’re beyond excited to support Lanni in the next chapter of her athletic journey.”
Under Armour adds Marchant to its running roster that features other women runners such as, U.S. sprinter Natasha Hastings and Steeplechaser Aisha Praught Leer. She joins Under Armour Canada athletes including Carey Price, Drew Doughty, Janine Beckie and Mandy Bujold.
Along with being Canada's fastest female marathon and half-marathon runner, Lanni is also a criminal defense attorney in Tennessee. Follow Lanni on Twitter @LJM5252 and Instagram @lannimarchant.
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