Meb Named Top U.S. Marathoner for 2012 by Running Times Magazine

  Meb Named Top U.S. Marathoner for 2012 by Running Times Magazine

Business Wire

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- February 7, 2013

SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) recognizes elite runner and Athens silver
medalist Meb for being ranked #1 in the 2012 Running Times U.S. Marathoners of
the Year listing. The article notes that there was little doubt as to who
should top the annual list since “Meb Keflezighi was dominant in winning the
Olympic trials race in Houston and then backed that up with an inspired
fourth-place showing at the Olympics.”

Meb trains in Mammoth Lakes, California wearing Skechers GOrun Speed footwear.
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Meb trains in Mammoth Lakes, California wearing Skechers GOrun Speed footwear.
(Photo: Business Wire)

"It always feels great to be recognized for my hard work," began Meb. "This
truly amazing year stretches back to my personal best time at the 2011 New
York City Marathon. From another personal best on winning the Houston Trials
just 69 days later to a strong race in London, I’m feeling better and stronger
even at an older age. The midfoot strike technology in my Skechers GOrun shoes
has clearly helped me run more efficiently. The proof is in the performance.”

Skechers GOrun is an award-winning innovative lightweight running line
featuring revolutionary technology that promotes a midfoot strike and
GOimpulse sensors for a responsive experience. Meb provides the Skechers
Performance Division with ongoing expert insight by testing and consulting on
the design of shoes like the all-new Skechers GOrun 2, the pro-level Skechers
GOrun Speed racing line, and other high-performance product currently in

“SKECHERS congratulates Meb and we’re honored the Skechers Performance
Division has been there for each of his incredible achievements this past
year," said SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg. "After all Meb has
accomplished wearing Skechers GOrun, plus the media accolades for our shoes,
we’ve established the Skechers Performance brand as a serious player in this
market. Now as Meb continues to inspire more and more runners around the
globe, there should be no doubt that training and racing in Skechers GOrun and
our entire collection of innovative Skechers Performance footwear can lead to
great success in competition.”

Meb returns to competition this spring where he’ll race in his Skechers GOrun
footwear at the iconic Boston Marathon on April 15.

Skechers Performance footwear for men and women is available in sporting
goods, department and specialty athletic stores around the world. Learn more
at and follow the Skechers Performance Division on
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