PUMA Running News Archive
On Friday, April 16, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, CA, eight women and 15 men prepared for the start of the most exciting and unique event of the night ? the PUMA Mile. The winner would leave the Hilmer Lodge Stadium track with a $10,000 sponsorship contract with PUMA.
Below is the video from last night's PUMA Mile. It was an awesome race, with the spectators lining the track with their thundersticks. The energy was amazing.
Before the running of the PUMA Mile tonight, the guys from Flotrack interviewed last year's contract winner Tim Bayley. He discusses the past year, how the PUMA sponsorship has changed his life, his readiness for the upcoming season, and what he thinks of this year's race.
Tomorrow is the PUMA Mile. As the anticipation builds for Friday evening's race we are ready to announce the full men's field for the mile. The growth in the depth of the mile from 2009 to 2010 has been impressive with a handful of athletes at sub 4 including Liam Boylan-Pett (Columbia/Georgetown Grad), Derek Scott (top seed at 3:57, Team Indiana Elite), and Andrew Jesien (UVA grad, USA 1500 finalist).
PUMA Mile contestant, Shayla Houlihan, is training hard for the PUMA Mile - and it looks like things are going well! To keep motivated she carries the winning contract around with here wherever she goes. She even sleeps with it!
Want to be a PUMA-sponsored athlete and sign a $10K contact?
For the second straight year, PUMA is calling all unsponsored milers to the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays for the PUMA Mile on Friday, April 16 at 7:45pm PST.