There has been some news on this but this was the first time we were able to talk to anyone about it.
Jared Ward and Isaac Wood have started the Run Elite Program (REP), a new pro group in Utah that is receiving a few hundred thousands of dollars in state funding.
Ward and Wood wanted to start a pro group in Utah and were looking for sponsors. State legislature Mike McKell is a big runner (he's running Boston this weekend) and suggested the try and get state funding. They got it and now the group is here.
The group will be shoe brand agnostic.
Isaac talks more about the group below