Going the Distance, London-Style

  • The Running Team
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PUMA Athletes top the Olympic podium on 16 occasions

PUMA athletes go the distance. Whether it's 100m. Or 42.195km. And this year’s London Games were no exception to the rules of breaking records, quieting the critics, and turning 4 years worth of training into pure gold.

It’s been 5 days since the starting gun kicked off the last race and, honestly, we cannot believe that it’s over. It flew by in a blink of an eye. First, Jamaican speedsters, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown snatched the 1-3 spots of the Women’s 100m Final. Next, World’s Fastest Man Legend, Usain Bolt, flew into the finish line of the Men’s 100m Final in a new Olympic Record of 9.63s. Then Team PUMA – ahem, Jamaica, we mean – swept the Men’s 200m medals and rounded the track for a triply Jamaican victory lap. Before we knew it, the final day dawned for Track & Field and Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich, draped in his country’s flag (and his PUMA singlet) ran across the finish line of the Men’s Marathon.

All in all we had a wonderful time in London. The PUMA Cat mounted the Track & Field medal podium 16 different times (7 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze). And Usain Bolt showed the world that he’s not to be underestimated. That lightning can, in fact, strike twice. In his case, 3 times.

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