Skechers sponsors Los Angeles Marathon

US-based footwear giant returns as title sponsor for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, 24th of March. Skechers Performance Elite Athlete Weldon Kirui set to compete for record third victory at the race

At the big event and throughout race weekend, the performance brand will offer exclusive race-branded merchandise to runners as well as fans. And the world will be watching as 2016 and 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon winner Weldon Kirui returns to compete for a record-breaking third victory at the race.

“Now in our fourth year as title sponsor, we are proud to host more than 24 000 runners from across the United States and more than 60 countries, who will join us in bringing this monumental event to life”, commented Michael Greenberg, President of Skechers, adding: “From first-time marathoners to seasoned runners and elite athletes to all the fans and supporters, we look forward to the camaraderie and enthusiasm that this race creates for Southern California. And we’ll be watching Skechers elite athlete Weldon Kirui when he runs Sunday to attempt a record third victory on this iconic course.”

Visitors to the Skechers Performance booth at the Health & Fitness EXPO in the Los Angeles Convention Center will have the opportunity to meet Weldon, as well as four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi on the 23rd of March at 11AM. Meb will also be signing his new inspirational book, 26 Marathons: What I’ve Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I’ve Run (Rodale Books), which will be available for purchase.

Limited edition Skechers GO RUN Ride 7™ colorway for the 2019 Skechers Performance™ Los Angeles Marathon® (Photo: Business Wire)

A collection of exclusive race-themed and inspired footwear and apparel will be offered at the EXPO. Influenced by the colors of LA’s top sports teams, the collection includes limited edition pairs of Skechers GO RUN Forza 3™ and Skechers GO RUN Ride 7™.