Under Armour signs 15-year old track star to pro contract


15-year-old athlete Arneton, joins Under Armour as the brand rapidly expands in France

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Paris, France (27th July 2017) – Today, a rising star in world athletics, Heather Arneton becomes the latest young, determined and fearless athlete to join Under Armour’s roster of dynamic, talented athletes.

Arneton, who turned 15-years-old today, is considered one of the world’s most exciting young track and field stars. Arneton, alongside another Under Armour athlete, Teddy Riner, are the faces of the current France 2024 Summer Olympic Games bid.

The inspirational French athlete has set the junior athletics world alight with her incredible records to date. Specializing in both the 100 meters and Long Jump, Arneton has consistently won every competition she has participated in, including holding the U15 Long Jump World Record, with a jump of 6.57m (21′ 6¾”).

The long term partnership between the sports innovation brand and Arneton will see her dressed head-to-toe in cutting edge Under Armour products to help her prepare, compete and recover, as she rapidly increases her times and distances in the sport.

Heather Arneton

Heather Arneton

“Under Armour is the sports brand of the future, and their values and ambitions are what made me want to partner with them. The innovative products they make and their commitment to make athletes better really inspires me,” said Heather Arneton. “I still have a long way to go in athletics, but I feel that Under Armour can help me achieve my dreams through their passion, products, and servicing which they give all their athletes and teams.”

“Heather Arneton is one of the most talented junior stars of world athletics and we are incredibly excited to have her join the Under Armour team. Her drive and relentless focus on improving her performance aligns with our culture of constantly pushing the boundaries of creating product innovations for athletes of every level, whatever the sport. We look forward to going on a journey together, to help Heather realise her potential on the global stage with our pinnacle products and innovations” commented Chris Bate, VP and Managing Director Europe, Under Armour.

Heather Arneton joins a prolific global roster of Under Armour athletes, including Teddy Riner, Double Olympic Heavyweight Judo Champion, IBF, IBO and WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World, Anthony Joshua, World Number One tennis player Andy Murray, the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps, 2016 MVP Stephen Curry, MVP Tom Brady and the most decorated female alpine World Cup skier in history, Lindsey Vonn.

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About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com

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