Monday, January 18, 2010

La Sportiva Sponsorship -- I'm Renewed for 2010

I was pretty stoked to learn last month that my sponsorship with the La Sportiva was renewed for 2010. I got on the Mountain Running Team randomly through the 2007 Trail Runner Trophy Series (as the randomly selected grand prize winner).



It's been cool this past year running races in the Bay Area wearing the same yellow jerseys as the super-talented Leor Pantilat and Caitlin Smith, and established elite runners such as Karl Meltzer, among a long list. San Franciscan Nathan Yanko, who just clocked a 22:29-hour HURT 100 miler just joined the team this year. So even if I've already become a middle-aged, old fart, on the decline, I will get to look a little faster and more bad-ass than I really am by association.

I'm pretty proud to see an increasing number Sportiva shoes out on the trails during the past two years. The shoes are great. As an added resolution, I will try to "put out" and blog more about Sportiva and associated sponsors' products.

Here's the link to my updated team page.

6 comments:

Scott Dunlap said...

Dude! You so deserve to be on a team with all these speedsters. It's good motivation to keep up with the kids in the sport. ;-)

Congrats! SD

kelly said...

OMG! Middle-aged, old fart on the decline. What does that make me? lol

Rick Gaston said...

Sweet! I'm with Scott, you belong on that team and it's cool that they thought so too. I love my Wildcats and they have kick ass athletes.

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Baldwyn said...

Congratulations Mark!! Thank goodness, it would be incredibly weird after all this time to see you not in racing yellow.

Anonymous said...

This is so neat! I actually found you from doing a google search about sponsorships for running. I'm a marathoner...no ultras or trails, etc. and I'm curious about the process of finding a coach, the cost, and getting sponsorships. Any advice? If so, email me etedford@gmail.com. Good luck with the racing!!!