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Soleus Signs Trio of Elite American Runners

GPS watch and heart rate monitor manufacturer Soleus looks to be making big moves this year, as the brand has announced the signing of three world-class American runners in Kara Goucher, Nick Symmonds and Alysia Montaño.

All three runners were at one point a part of Team Nike, however, over the past year all three have jumped ship in lieu of a wider variety of sponsors for footwear, apparel and accessories.

“I’ve had a lot more freedom in terms of sponsorships just by being away from the ‘Big Dog,'” Montaño told Runner’s World Newswire.

“We’re not a pawn in the game, and I think that was the trend beforehand,” Montaño went on to say. “It’s definitely a cyclical profession that we’re in. I think on both sides, it’s important to have a partnership [between the athlete and the brand] and to have more opportunities to reach the public.”

Shots fired.

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