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Team New Balance Ready for IAAF World Championships

August 5th2013


Global athletic leader New Balance announced today that the four female athletes representing the brand and Team USA at the IAAF World Championships August 10th through 18th in Moscow, Russia are ready to race for gold. Team New Balance athletes will be racing for gold in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and Steeplechase events.

"It has been an exciting year for the women of Team New Balance," says John Evans, Sports Marketing Manager. "They have trained hard all year and that has shown in the meets leading up to the World Championships. We look forward to cheering them on in Russia!"

Following a tremendous back half of 2012, Brenda Martinez qualified for Team USA and the IAAF World Championships with a second place finish at the USA Track & Field Championships and currently has the third fastest time in the world in the 800m. Brenda recently took the first place in the 800m in a talented international field at the London Diamond League Anniversary Games, winning by a margin of 1.8 seconds. Brenda lives and trains in Big Bear Lake, CA under Coach Joe Vigil. Brenda will begin her quest to become the first American female to ever medal in the 800m Thursday, August 15th.

Current World Champion, Jenny Simpson outkicked an amazing field to win her first US 5000m championship at the USA Track & Field Championships but will defend her title in the women's 1500m in Russia. At the Monaco Diamond League race Jenny once again outkicked a talented international field to take first place, running the second best time of her career in the 1500m. Jenny lives and trains in Boulder, CO under Coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs. Jenny will begin defending her title Sunday, August 11th.

Following a break out year in 2012, Kim Conley will look to continue her success in Russia after qualifying in the 5000m. Kim lives in Sacramento, CA and trains under Coach Drew Wartenburg. Kim's first race in the 5000m will be Wednesday, August 14th.

Nicole Bush made a statement in the 3000m Steeplechase taking first place at the USA Track & Field Championships, overcoming setbacks faced in previous years. Nicole lives in Greenville, South Carolina and trains under Coach Robert Gary. Nicole's first race in Russia will be on Saturday, August 10th.

Both Jenny Simpson and Brenda Martinez will debut the New Balance MD800v3 Spikes while Kim Conley and Nicole Bush will be competing in the New Balance LD5000. The 800v3 will launch at retail in November 2013 with the suggested retail price of $120 and the 5000 is available at select retailers now for $110.

For more information on Team New Balance please visit,

About New Balance

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2011 reported worldwide sales of $2.04 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit

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