ASICS Mammoth Track Club Runners Are The Top Americans To Cross The ASICS LA Marathon Finish Line

 ASICS Mammoth Track Club Runners Are The Top Americans To Cross The ASICS LA
                             Marathon Finish Line

-- Lauren Kleppin finishes third with time of 02:28:48

-- Teammate Gabe Proctor clocks in at 02:16:17

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS Mammoth Track Club
athletes Gabe Proctor and Lauren Kleppin had a strong showing at Sunday's
ASICS LA Marathon as the first Americans to cross the finish line. Hot off her
recent second place finish in the U.S. National Half Marathon Championships,
Lauren Kleppin placed third on Sunday and had a personal record time by
beating her recent marathon time by more than 13 minutes. She crossed the
finish line with a time of 02:28:48.In his first ever marathon performance,
Gabe Proctor posted an impressive time of 02:16:17 in Sunday's race.

ASICS America.

On the heels of ASICS recent sponsorship of the club, both Kleppin and
Proctor's performances showed great promise for the future these elite runners
as a part of the ASICS Mammoth Track Club. Sunday's race marked Proctor's
first competitive marathon and just the third 26.2 race for Kleppin.
Teammates at Western Colorado State University, Proctor and Kleppin joined the
ASICS Mammoth Track Club after graduation to continue competition under the
coaching of ASICS elite runner, Deena Kastor and ASICS running coach, Andrew

"ASICS congratulates both Gabe and Lauren on their remarkable performances at
Sunday's ASICS LA Marathon. In their first race as part of the ASICS team,
Lauren and Gabe both showed that they are fierce competitors and we look
forward to cheering them on in their upcoming competitions," noted ASICS
Athlete Manager, Annie Adams.

Led by Deena and Andrew Kastor, the ASICS Mammoth Track Club is one of the
nation's most decorated distance running groups. With a track record of
hosting some of America's top distance runners, the ASICS Mammoth Track Club
is widely respected for its high altitude training regime, team camaraderie
and premier coaching.

"Gabe and Lauren's impressive showings at Sunday's race reflect the hard work
and determination that was put into their training," said ASICS Mammoth Track
Club Head Coach, Andrew Kastor, "Their dominance in a very competitive
international field is just a sneak peak of what's to come in 2014 for these

Both Lauren Kleppin and Gabe Proctor raced in ASICS most storied racing shoe,
the GEL-DS Racer®. Next up, Lauren will compete on March 29^th at the IAAF
World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," is an old
Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which
the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by
Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running
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