PUMA Running News Archive
He’s at it again – the World’s Faastest Man is still the fastest! After almost a year off from racing, Usain Bolt kick starts his Championship season with two big wins at the Diamond League event in Rome last week and the Golden Spike meet this week in the Czech Republic. He hit 9.91 for both 100m races, capturing first with a late kick to beat out fellow Jamaican, Steve Mullings, in the second one.
The countdown is almost over. The World's Fastest Man and PUMA athlete, Usain Bolt, is stepping back on the track tomorrow, May 26th, to start this Championship season. The race is scheduled for 21:45 CET Rome, Italy.
It's been almost a full year since Bolt last raced but watching him at a recent practice, it's clear that he's ready.
On Friday May 6th, 2011 PUMA hosted the fifth annual Battle Royale AKA Last Man Standing at the Henderson Invitational. 13 runners toe the line to race a 5K. Each lap the runner in last place is pulled from the track until only one remains.
Who was the Last Man Standing?
The Faas 500 takes the first place position from Competitor Magazine's review of the best new running shoes for this spring. The Faas 500 is noted for its casual yet high performance “kick.” That “kick” is a result of the BioRide technology, our brain child from the research from the Faas Lab.
Running the Boston Marathon? Not running the Boston Marathon? Either way, stop by the PUMA store in Boston on Friday April 15th through Marathon Monday, April 18th and log a couple miles for charity's sake.
Every year Runner's World reviews the season's best running shoes, and our very own Faas 300 won the Best Debut Award from Runner's World Germany. The Faas 300 is so lightweight that is was compared to zero gravity... we think that bodes well to running fast.
Last Sunday, PUMA supported Actor Josh Duhamel and the American Red Cross as part of his Relief Run for Japan. Duhamel was in full PUMA gear, including his Faas 500's as he led the run. :)
When you're in the shoe business two of the most important times of the year is Fall and Spring. Why? It's when running publications release their shoe reviews. For us these shoe reviews are similar to what a progress report may be for a student. They inform us how our shoes fair against the competition.
On May 1, 2011 Twilight Saga Star, Charlie Bewley will lace up his PUMA Faas 500s to run an ultramarathon in memory of his friend and professional stunt woman, Jocelyn Clarke, and to support The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
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