MIZUNO INKS FOUR-YEAR DEAL WITH RUNNER ERIN MOELLER
(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.
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.
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