361 Degrees USA is one of the newer brands on the performance running footwear scene in North America. This release announces their involvement in supporting athletes in our sports of road running, track and field and triathloning. As brands develop their relationship with the running community, most find themselves drawn to supporting athletes that support their branding.
Without the support of brands like 361 Degrees USA, our running community continues to grow and provide opportunities for more developing elite athletes.
361 Degrees USA to Partner with World Class Athletes
Irvine, CA - February 3, 2017- 361 Degrees USA has signed four world class athletes to represent the brand at running events and triathlons around the globe including marathoner Sarah Crouch, distance runner Morgan Pearson, and triathletes Alicia Kaye and 2008 Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker.
"We are proud that 361 Degrees could be a part of these athlete's journey" stated President of 361 Degrees James Monahan. "This partnership with our athletes shows the growth of our brand but more importantly a continued commitment to the sport. Our partners are excited about the level of performance, style and function around 361 Degrees."
Sarah Crouch made her debut for 361 Degrees wearing her 361-Chaser racing shoes and StayFit bra top at the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon where she finished 5th overall. The 3-time Olympic Trials qualifier has a marathon best of 2:32:44 and was the second place American at both the Boston and Chicago Marathons last year.
"When 361 Degrees sent me shoes to test, I was blown away by the perfect combination of light weight, speed and stability. I am excited to chase my best times and full potential in the years ahead as I train in these remarkable shoes." says Crouch.
In his first race as a 361 Degrees athlete, recent University of Colorado graduate Morgan Pearson won the Armory Indoor Track Invitational 3,000 meters in a personal best time of 7:49:46. The 7-time All-American is scheduled to race the Paavo Nurmi 2 miles at the iconic Millrose Games in New York City on Friday, February 11th.
Triathlon power couple Alicia Kaye and Jarrod Shoemaker have long been known as Olympic distance specialists but have made the move to long distance racing. Alicia debuted as a 361 Degrees Athlete in South America, taking her 361 Onyx shoe to a 2nd place finish at Ironman 70.3 Pucon, while Shoemaker placed 14th at the 2016 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Oklahoma.
"The entire line of shoes is really, really good. It's been difficult in the past to find shoes I like, but every pair of 361 Degrees I've worn have been perfect." Says Shoemaker.
About 361 Degrees
361 Degrees is an award-winning manufacturer of performance athletic footwear and apparel, that has been providing athletes with superior products and services that encompass going one degree beyond. One degree beyond 360 is a place few ever achieve and most never fully understand, for many greats, getting to 360 is enough. Going that one degree beyond-It's where we live.