Canadian marathon record-holder Malindi Elmore has signed with Saucony. The 2:24:50 marathoner, coach and mom of two young boys has partnered with the brand as she heads into her final eight months of Olympic preparation. Elmore last competed at the Olympics in 2004 in the 1,500m before taking a break from the sport in 2012 to focus on raising a family. At that time she also started competing in triathlons. Six years later, she returned to running, this time as a marathoner.
Elmore ran her marathon debut in 2019 at the Houston Marathon, running a 2:32:15. After that race, she said she knew she left a lot of time on the table, and came back way stronger exactly one year later. In January of 2020, Elmore ran a 2:24:50, shattering the Canadian record and likely securing herself a spot on her second Canadian Olympic team – 17 years, two kids and a running hiatus later. Team Canada will be named this spring, and so far, only Dayna Pidhoresky and Trevor Hofbauer have guaranteed spots.
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She wrote on Instagram, “Super excited to be joining an amazing brand filled with great leaders and athletes … which just happen to have the best shoes in the industry. I can’t wait to race my next race in Saucony gear.”
Saucony Canada is also excited to have the record-holder on their roster. Saucony Canada marketing lead Linda Quinteros said in a press release, “We are truly inspired by Malindi’s story and her remarkable evolution as an athlete. Beyond her extraordinary success in the sport of running, she has a ‘normal life’ like a lot of people with kids and a job – these are massive achievements. We genuinely felt that she echoed many of our brand’s core values and we look forward to championing Malindi on her journey.”
Elmore is currently working as the head cross-country and endurance coach at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus.
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