The Skechers Performance Division athlete and Olympic medallist Meb has celebrated winning the men’s 2014 Boston Marathon.
Wearing the new Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes, Meb broke his personal record with a time of 2:08:37, and is the first American male to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, and the first American since 1985.
“A year ago I decided I wanted to win the 2014 Boston Marathon for the people of Boston and for the U.S.,” said Meb. “When the Red Sox put the World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line during the victory parade last year, I was inspired more than ever to come back and win. With the support of the Skechers Performance Division by my side every step of the way, today I have won for the city of Boston, and for the entire U.S.”
“This is a very significant win for both Meb and the Skechers Performance Division, but also, and more importantly, for Boston and America,” said Rick Higgins, vice president of merchandising & marketing for the Skechers Performance Division. “We are so proud of Meb and his monumental accomplishment on what was clearly a very emotional day. We could not think of a better Skechers Performance brand ambassador than Meb.”