Skechers Performance™ Signs 17-Time National Champion Edward Cheserek

Winningest male athlete in NCAA history partners with Performance
footwear and apparel brand.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers Performance™, a division of SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX),
announces today that 17-time NCAA National Champion, Edward Cheserek,
will join the roster of Skechers Performance elite athletes. The former
University of Oregon Track and Cross Country Champion signed a
multi-year global deal with Skechers Performance and will be featured in
marketing campaigns for Skechers GO RUN footwear and apparel.

“I am so happy to be joining the Skechers Performance team as I start
this next chapter of my career,” said Cheserek, who will make his
professional debut on September 10, 2017 in New York City at the 5th
Avenue Mile. “I have big goals and dreams and know that Skechers
Performance product will help me get where I want to go…I am excited for
what is ahead.”

Originally from Kenya, Cheserek attended Saint Benedict’s Preparatory
School in New Jersey, where he was named the Gatorade 2013 National
Cross Country Runner of the Year, before choosing to continue his
collegiate career at distance running powerhouse, University of Oregon.
In 2013, Cheserek became the first freshman in school history to win the
NCAA National Cross Country Championships, and would then go on to
repeat as cross country champion in his sophomore and junior years. Now
at 23 years old, Cheserek begins his professional career, having left
behind an incredible collegiate legacy by becoming the winningest male
athlete in NCAA Division 1 athletics’ history, winning a combined 17
national championships in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and

“Edward has already accomplished so much in his young career and proven
he is among the best of his sport,” said Michael Greenberg, Skechers
President. “We are thrilled to have him on the Skechers Performance team
and to be part of his journey as he embarks on his professional career.”

Cheserek will be wearing Skechers Performance GO RUN footwear and
apparel as part of the sponsorship. Known for its innovative and award
winning designs, Skechers Performance GO RUN offers performance product
featuring the latest innovative and technical properties, enabling
athletes of all levels to perform at their best.

As Skechers Performance enters its eighth year with the GO RUN line,
Edward Cheserek will join a roster of running’s elite, including Meb
Keflezighi, Kara Goucher, and Tara Welling, who are all Skechers
Performance ambassadors. Cheserek will be the youngest running athlete
on the Skechers Performance roster and signifies the brand’s commitment
to investing in the future of the running business.

Skechers Performance GO RUN is available at Skechers retail stores,
select retail partners including specialty run stores, and online at


SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
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venture partners in Asia, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil,
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Kelly O’Rourke, (310) 424-8366