Norcross, GA (October 19, 2009) – Mizuno USA, Inc. has announced today that the company has signed a four-year endorsement deal with runner Erin Moeller. Moeller joins an impressive roster of runners to sign with the Mizuno Race Team over the past year. The Mizuno Race Team will help the company build upon its leadership position in the specialty running category. Mizuno has a complete line of high performance running and track & field footwear and apparel.
Moeller, from Mt. Vernon, Iowa, ran for Wartburg College, where she was a collegiate Cross Country All-American. She has since moved onto longer distances, focusing primarily on the marathon. In the nine marathons that she has entered and completed, she has finished in the top 10 six times, with wins at the 2007 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and the 2004 Napa Valley Marathon. In 2008, she finished in 10th place in the United States Olympic Trials Marathon, setting a personal record of 2:36:51. Also, in 2008 Moeller was ranked as one of the Top 12 Road Racers in the USA by Running Times Magazine.
“Erin Moeller is one of the top ranked road runners in the United States and she keeps improving her times,” said Ron Wayne, Running Promotions Manager for Mizuno USA. “We are excited to have Erin join the Mizuno Race Team as she pursues her Olympic goal.”
“I am extremely grateful to Mizuno for believing in me and my ambitions, and for inviting me to join the Mizuno Race Team,” said Moeller. “I am committed to training hard and racing after my dreams in an effort to represent both Mizuno and myself. I am hopeful this is merely the beginning of a wonderful and lasting relationship.”
Moeller is married with two children and resides in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. She is currently training and participating in road races, with her sights set on competing in the marathon for the United States in the 2012 London Olympics.
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufacturers and distributes baseball, golf, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.