Pune, March 23, 2019: Skechers, the leading global shoes and apparel brand are all set to sponsor 2 athletes from Pune to Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The LA marathon is one of the iconic event and the largest running marathon in the world which will commence on 24th March 2019. Priyanka Chavarkar and Swati Gadhave have been training under the Skechers GoRun Club in Pune for a year.
Rahul Vira, Skechers South Asia, CEO exclaimed “Being one of the most awaited marathons globally, it is an honour for Skechers India to be a part of this iconic race again this year. At the Skechers GoRun Club, we provide athletes with a platform that trains them to compete at league of global repute. It is a moment of pride for Skechers to have two talented athletes from Pune, representing us at an event of this scale. We wish these women who have truly embraced the DNA of the Skechers brand good luck.
“This is my first international event and being here for the Skechers Performance LA Marathon brings me immense joy as running has always been a part of me – my source of happiness for the last 7-8 years. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Skechers GoRun Club and my coach there who encouraged me to be here and now there is no going back.” Priyanka Chavarkar, youngest athlete of Skechers GoRun Club Pune representing Skechers India at LA Marathon
“I feel proud to be selected as one of the runners to represent Skechers India. My 14 year long journey as a runner has been quite delightful. Skechers Performance LA Marathon is my first ever 42km international run and the toughest one yet. Looking forward to the experience and win it.” Swati Gadhave, Skechers GoRun Club athlete from Pune.
The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon “Stadium to Sea” route begins at Dodger Stadium and ends on Santa Monica Blvd. at the Pacific Ocean. Among the iconic areas and destinations through which the Marathon passes are Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Hollywood & Vine, TLC (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive and the Santa Monica Pier.
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