Un-carrier announces official sponsorship of American Marathon legend Meb Keflezighi
and his bid to break the US Men’s Masters record at the upcoming TCS New York City Marathon
Bellevue, Washington — October 23, 2015 — When American Marathon great and three-time US Olympian Meb Keflezighi steps to the starting line of this year’s TCS New York City Marathon on November 1st, this living legend will be representing the Un-carrier. Today, T-Mobile [NYSE: TMUS] announced that the company will serve as an official sponsor of Meb as he runs his 10th New York City Marathon, as well as his historic bid to break the US Men’s Masters marathon record.
“Meb is half man, half machine, and all heart,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, and a veteran marathoner himself. “He’s incredibly fast, strong, and is completely redefining what is humanly possible. Which is inspiring. This sponsorship is about a shared passion for changing the game, and for never ever striving for anything less than making history. Go Meb!”
Just last year, Meb became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in over 30 years, beating out a large field of other heavily favored runners. And, with that victory, Meb became the first and only person in history to win the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, as well as an Olympic Medal—a silver medal he earned at the Athens Games in 2004. Then, at the end of 2014, he was honored with the prestigious Jesse Owens Award as the USATF Athlete of the Year.
In addition to T-Mobile’s support for Meb on his 10th anniversary running of the TCS New York City Marathon, the Un-carrier is also inviting fans to join in and have some fun along the way. Starting next Friday, you can submit your best guesstimate of the number of steps Meb will take from start to finish of the marathon for a chance to win some sweet prizes. Simply tweet your best guess to @JohnLegere with #GoMeb. The winner or winners will be announced by both Meb and John following the race.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes open all residents of the fifty (50) United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age. 10/30-11/5. On how to enter and full rules, please see the T-Mobile Facebook page on 10/30/15. Void where prohibited by law. T-Mobile is the sponsor of this offer.
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