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Today it was announced that 17-time NCAA National Champion Edward Cheserek will be joining the Skechers Performance team of elite runners. The 23-year-old former University of Oregon star athlete signed a multi-year deal with Skechers Performance, which includes being featured in marketing campaigns for Skechers GO RUN footwear and apparel.
— Skechers Performance (@skechersGO) September 6, 2017
“I am so happy to be joining the Skechers Performance team as I start this next chapter of my career,” said Cheserek in a press release. “I have big goals and dreams and know that Skechers Performance products will help me get to where I want to go…I am excited for what is ahead.”
As a collegiate distance runner for the University of Oregon, Cheserek became the first freshman in history to win the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in 2013, and went on to claim cross-country champion titles his sophmore and junior years. But his running accomplishments start even before his collegiate career. He was the most highly recruited high school distance runner in the nation out of Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in New Jersey. And now, as he enters a new stage in his career, Cheserek is considered “the winningest male athlete in NCAA Division 1 athletics’ history,” winning a combined total of 17 national championships in both cross country and outdoor track and field.
“Edward has already accomplished so much in his young career and proven he is among the best of his sport,” said Michael Greenberg, Skechers President. “We are thrilled to have him on the Skechers Performance team and to be part of his journey as he embarks on his professional career.”
— Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) September 6, 2017
Cheserek will be the youngest athlete on an impressive team of great distance runners, including American running hero Meb Keflezighi, Kara Goucher and Tara Welling. He’ll make his professional running debut on Sept. 10 at the 5th Avenue Mile in New York City.