RICHMOND, Calif. (November 26, 2014) – Three-time USA Road Mile champion (2009-11) David Torrence has joined the HOKA ONE ONE elite athlete team. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he is currently training with Jama Aden.
Torrence posted a personal best of 3:33.23 in the 1500m at the 2013 IAAF World Challenge in Rieti. In 2012, he was the fastest American miler at the Prefontaine Classic with a 3:52.01 personal record and won the Falmouth Mile in 3:55.79. Recently, Torrence was a member of the US relay team that set the 4x800m World Indoor Record (August 2014, 7:13.11).
“We are fortunate to add a versatile runner like David to our team,” says HOKA ONE ONE President Jim Van Dine. "His input will be vital for our product development team as we continue to create running shoes for runners of all distances.”
“I’m very excited to be a part of the HOKA ONE ONE team. They have shown a true commitment to innovation and developing high-performance products,” says Torrence. “I love that HOKA isn’t afraid to take chances and bring new ideas to the sport. I hope to be an effective member of the brand and help change the way people think about running.“
Torrence is a co-founder of the Bay Area Track Club in Berkeley, CA.
About HOKA ONE ONE:
HOKA ONE ONE is the fastest growing, premium running shoe brand in the world. Two life-long runners launched HOKA in 2009, after years spent handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles. Initially embraced by ultrarunners because of their enhanced cushioning and inherent stability, HOKA now offers shoes for all types of runners who enjoy the unique ride the shoes provide. For more information, visit www.hokaoneone.com.
About Deckers Outdoor Corporation:
Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes UGG®, I HEART UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, TSUBO®, Ahnu®, MOZO®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Outdoor products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 126 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Outdoor has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.