adidas Golden Stripes Track & Field Series: So, Who's the Fastest? release, note by Larry Eder

The adidas Golden Stripes series is about one thing: Just, who is the fastest over the mile and 100 meters, at the high school level? Open for boys and girls in high school track & field, adidas is trying to encourage a sub four minute high school mile , a la Jim Ryun, for boys, a sub 4:35 high school mile for girls, and a fast 100 meters for boys and girls. Jim Ryun and Mo Greene are the major focus for the events, but the other cool opportunity is for the top high schoolers to meet Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Jessica Ennis!

The qualifying meets are March 26 at Azusa Pacific, (adidas Meet of Champions),  Kansas Relays, April 20-23 and the Golden South Meet, May 28. The finals will be at the adidas Grand Prix, on Randalls Island, NY on June 11, 2011.

We like the program, and have enjoyed the videos already placed on Flotrack as part of the program, adidasgoldenstripes. We encourage all the fast athletes and those who want to be fast, to check it out!



High School Runners to Earn a Chance to Race alongside adidas' Elite
Runners Tyson Gay, Veronica Campbell-Brown, David Rudisha and Jessica

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 22, 2011) - adidas America today kicked off an all
new Golden Stripes Series designed for high school track athletes, cross
country runners and multi-sport athletes throughout the nation.  The
series includes multiple events surrounding the premium track and field
competitions scheduled this spring where the winners of the mile and
100M races receive invitations to compete at the Dream Mile and Dream
100M at the adidas Grand Prix in New York on June 11th.

"There's positive momentum at adidas Running and the Golden Stripes

Series is an integral part of our long term plans. We are thrilled to
give high school athletes the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of
their heros," said Mikal Peveto, director of running, adidas America.
"Our hope is to create additional incentive for young athletes to exceed
their goals and expectations and, in turn, do our part to cultivate the
next generation of track and field superstars."

The field for the Dream Mile will consist of three regional qualifiers

and nine at large bids to be selected by adidas based upon season pr's,
performance at high level meets and quality of wins.  The goal of the
race is to break four minutes in the boys race and eclipse the national
record of 4:35 on the girls side. The field for the 100M will consist of
three regional qualifiers and six at large bids to be selected by adidas
and will be based upon the same criteria as the Dream Mile.  The
ultimate goal of the 100M race is to produce the fastest US time for the

The three qualifying meets include the adidas Meet of Champions in Azusa
California on March 26, Kansas Relays, in Lawrence, Kansas from April
20-23 and the Golden South Classic, in Orlando, Florida on May 28.

The lucky 21 will earn an opportunity to race with some of the world's

greatest track and field stars in the adidas Grad Prix including Tyson
Gay and Jessica Ennis.  In addition, mile and 100M winners will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive coaching from former mile world record holder and track and field legend, Jim Ryun, and the current indoor 60m world record holder Mo Greene, respectively.

adidas will partner with Flotrack to promote the series, relay the

results of each meet and produce feature stories behind the winners of
the Golden Stripes competition over the  coming months at

adidias will regularly post news and information regarding the Golden Stripes Series to the adidas Facebook running page at

About adidas

adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic
footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading
sports brand in the world.  Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a
corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and


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