November 26, 2014
RICHMOND, Calif. – Three-time USA Road Mile champion (2009-11) David Torrence has joined the HOKA ONE ONE elite athlete team. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he is currently training with Jama Aden.
Torrence posted a personal best of 3:33.23 in the 1500m at the 2013 IAAF World Challenge in Rieti. In 2012, he was the fastest American miler at the Prefontaine Classic with a 3:52.01 personal record and won the Falmouth Mile in 3:55.79. Recently, Torrence was a member of the US relay team that set the 4x800m World Indoor Record (August 2014, 7:13.11).
“We are fortunate to add a versatile runner like David to our team,” says HOKA ONE ONE President Jim Van Dine. “His input will be vital for our product development team as we continue to create running shoes for runners of all distances.”
“I’m very excited to be a part of the HOKA ONE ONE team. They have shown a true commitment to innovation and developing high-performance products,” says Torrence. “I love that HOKA isn’t afraid to take chances and bring new ideas to the sport. I hope to be an effective member of the brand and help change the way people think about running.“
Torrence is a co-founder of the Bay Area Track Club in Berkeley, CA.