VIZIO announces Partnership with American Marathoner Ryan Hall, release, note by Larry Eder

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Ryan Hall, 2011 BAA Boston Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ryan Hall, the defending champion from the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, has partnered with VIZIO, the #1 ranked LCD HDTV company in the U.S. for a promotion that will highlight his upcoming marathon at the U.S. Team Trials in Houston, Texas on January 13, 2012....


VIZIO Announces Partnership with American Marathoner Ryan Hall

Irvine, CA -- November 2011 -- Ryan Hall, Americas premier men's marathoner, and VIZIO, Americas #1 LCD HDTV company, announced their partnership in the VIZIO "Entertainment Freedom for All" campaign.

VIZIO features Ryan on packaging and digital media along with a line-up of additional celebrity ambassadors.

Having unveiled their brand promise of "Entertainment Freedom for All", the consumer electronics company has aligned itself with causes and individuals that embody their innovative and fearless mission to deliver top quality entertainment to all consumers at unmatched prices.



Ryan Hall won the marathon at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials and represented the U.S. at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Ryan became the fastest American ever over the marathon distance in the 2011 Boston Marathon running 2:04:58. Ryan and his wife Sara founded the Hall Steps Foundation (http://TheStepsFoundation.org) which aims to empower the running community to tackle structural causes of poverty including the need for clean water, shelter and physical security.

Ryan is hoping that the increased exposure and publicity in working with VIZIO will also enhance the visibility of his foundation. "I am at my best when I am running free. Free from expectations and fears. Running full of faith, holding nothing back - VIZIO delivers on performance the same way," said Ryan.



The launch of the "Entertainment Freedom for All" campaign will coincide with Ryan's quest for Olympic success. Ryan will compete in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Houston on January 14th where he hopes to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

About VIZIO

VIZIO, Inc., "Entertainment Freedom For All," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 LCD HDTV Company.  In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments.

Since 2007,  VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010.  VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics.  VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. 

VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. 

For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.

The V, VIZIO, VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.), Theater 3D, Full Array TruLED, Edge Lit Razor LED, 240Hz SPS, 480Hz SPS, Entertainment Freedom and Entertainment Freedom for All names, logos and phrase are registered or unregistered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc.  All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

Source: VIZIO, Inc
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