Durham, N.C. (November 3, 2015) – Implus LLC, the market leader in athletic, fitness, and outdoor accessories, is excited to announce the acquisition of FuelBelt, Inc. Founded in 1997 by seven-time Ironman World Champion participant, Vinu Malik, FuelBelt is the pioneer in hydration belts and running accessories. FuelBelt will join the Specialty Category of Implus, alongside Balega, TriggerPoint, and Sof Sole.
SCOTT Sports SA and Tecnica Group sign a preliminary agreement for the takeover of Tecnica`s Dolomite division - Givisiez, Switzerland, October 14th, 2015. SCOTT Sports S.A., a global multi sports brand based in Givisiez, Switzerland, and Tecnica Group S.p.A, a leading sports footwear and equipment company based in Giavera del Montello, Italy have signed a preliminary agreement for the takeover of Tecnica Group’s Dolomite division.
Rising Star Sprinter to Become Ambassador for Running Training & PUMA Women - Herzogenaurach, Germany (27th August, 2015) - PUMA is happy to announce an endorsement contract with rising track star Jenna Prandini. The 2015 USATF National 200m and NCAA 100m Champion will join The Global Sports Brand's elite group of athletes that includes World's Fastest Man Usain Bolt, and add more depth to PUMA’s female portfolio that includes five times FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Marta and the youngest ever LPGA tournament winner Lexi Thompson.
We’re thrilled to share news of Brooks Runner Scott Jurek setting a new Appalachian Trail speed record. Jurek completed the 2, 180-mile route from Georgia to Maine in 46 days and 8 hours. A quote from Brooks Sports Marketing Manager Jesse Williams is below on Jurek’s accomplishment along with some more details on his run. Check out his awesome celebration photo here.
Cross Country Coach Wins the 2015 Inspiring Coach of the Year Title for Guiding Young Athletes Down a Path to Success - Seattle – June 19, 2015 – Running changed coach Manuel Castellanos’ life as a kid; it gave him an outlet, helped him lose weight and taught him to set goals. Fast forward 20 years, and you’ll find Castellanos paying forward the power of the run to the kids he coaches. In honor of his passion for the sport and dedication to helping kids grow, today Brooks Running Company crowned Castellanos the Brooks 2015 Inspiring Coach of the Year.