Elite Skechers racer Edward Cheserek wins second straight Carlsbad 5000
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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, celebrates the second consecutive win for 17-time NCAA National Champion Edward Cheserek at the 2022 Carlsbad 5000 in Carlsbad, Calif. on Sunday, May 22 . The elite Skechers runner, who also won the event known as the World’s Fastest 5K when last held in 2019, ran in 13:44, crossing the finish line a second ahead on the next competitor.
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Skechers elite racer Edward Cheserek, wearing Skechers Speed Elite shoes, wins the second consecutive Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Photo credit: Carlsbad 5000
“After winning in 2019, I said I can’t wait to race here again next year. It ended up taking a little longer than expected due to the pandemic, but it’s so good to be back and win again on this course is more than I could have hoped for,” said Cheserek, who raced with the Skechers Speed Elite. a bonus that a legend like Meb is involved in this race. Knowing all that he has achieved with Skechers really prepared me to compete hard, and I am honored to represent the team with a victory.
Since the inaugural race in 1986, the World’s Fastest 5K has been more than just a catchphrase. Many records have been set over the past 35 years, and the Carlsbad 5000 is a proven proving ground for racing. Skechers elite marathon runner Meb Keflezighi leads a group of local running industry leaders who took ownership of the event in 2018.
“It’s been three long years since the last Carlsbad 5000, but Edward’s new win was the perfect way to start the next chapter of this fantastic race,” added Meb Keflezighi. “It’s great to be back with the San Diego area racers and fans and loved watching another member of the Skechers racing family push so hard to cross the finish line first. ”
“Edward is a true competitor who never gave up to claim victory in a thrilling photo finish,” said Michael Greenberg, Skechers President. “Runners around the world are inspired by his determination and focus, so we’re lucky to have him on our team to exemplify how the comfort and performance of Skechers GO RUN technical shoes can lead to the podium. We look forward to continue this journey together and discover the exciting possibilities that lie ahead of us.”
Originally from Kenya, Cheserek attended Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in New Jersey, where he was named the 2013 Gatorade National Cross Country Runner of the Year, before choosing to pursue his college career at distance running powerhouse. from the University of Oregon. In 2013, Cheserek became the first freshman in school history to win the NCAA National Cross Country Championships and went on to repeat as a cross country champion during his junior years. second and third cycle. By the end of his college career, Cheserek was the winningest male athlete in NCAA Division I track and field history with a total of 17 national championships in cross country as well as indoor track and field. outside. After turning pro in September 2017, he established a new PR in the inside mile with a win at the 2018 Boston University Valentine Invitational. Wearing custom Skechers GO RUN racing spikes, his time of 3:49.44 placed him second all-time on the list of world records for this distance. In April 2019, Cheserek won the Carlsbad 5000 in 13:29, tying the IAAF world road record and setting a new personal best in the 5km road race.
Since its debut with the first model of Skechers GO RUN worn by Meb Keflezighi in 2012, Skechers Performance shoes have earned respect in the running world and won numerous awards in the footwear industry. The entire Skechers GO RUN collection for men and women is available at Skechers retail stores and on skechers.com as well as select retail partners.
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