McMillan Elite Signs 4 year sponsorship extension with adidas, release, note by Larry Eder



Brett Gotcher, US 20k champ, training in Flagstaff, Arizona,( photo by Marissa Dunston Photography, courtesy of McMillan Elite), Brett is debuting at the marathon at the Chevron Houston Marathon, on January 17, 2010.

McMillanElite Signs Four-year Sponsorship Extension with adidas

Flagstaff, AZ - 17 December 2009 - McMillanElite has extended its sponsorship contract with adidas through the year 2013. The sponsorship agreement allows McMillanElite to assist up to 15 emerging elite distance runners. The adidas team contract provides equipment, race travel and housing support.

"adidas was our first sponsor and I am thrilled that our partnership will continue through and beyond the 2012 London Olympics. With their sponsorship, they are directly helping the resurgence of US distance running. This renewed commitment to our team means that more aspiring Olympians will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams," said coach Greg McMillan.

Applications are currently being accepted for both the men's and women's teams and athletes will be selected throughout the spring and summer. McMillanElite targets promising long distance runners who want to continue their running careers after college. Focusing on distances from 1,500m to the marathon, the team is based in the high altitude training mecca of Flagstaff, Arizona. Besides the benefits the adidas team contract provides, athletes receive a health insurance subsidy, injury prevention treatment (including massage subsidy), comprehensive physiological monitoring and fast track medical care.

2009 McMillanElite Top Marks

Fourteen Top 10 Finishes in US National Championships

Eight Top 5 Finishes in US National Championships

Seven US National Teams

US 20K National Champion – Brett Gotcher

About McMillanElite

McMillanElite is a non-profit, post-collegiate running team based in Flagstaff, Arizona and under the direction of Coach Greg McMillan. The team offers emerging elite runners an ideal training environment combined with the necessary support to achieve success in long distance running. McMillanElite is sponsored by adidas, McMillan Running Company, New York Road Runners, USA Track and Field Foundation, Houston Marathon Foundation and the Ring Family of Flagstaff. For more information visit the website

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