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Whitsett, NC (April 14, 2017) — Meb Keflezighi, one of the most decorated marathon runners in the history of the USA and dedicated CEP team athlete, will retire after running his final Boston Marathon next week. By then, he will have racked up 26 marathons at the age of 42.
Meb became the oldest American to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the marathon category and is also the only athlete in history to win the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and an Olympic Medal combined. He has transcended the anonymity that many elite distance runners hold in today’s running culture and is an inspiration and hero to many. Meb relies heavily on CEP products for training, competition and recovery and is known for winning races and breaking records while donning his characteristic knee-high Run 2.0 socks.
“We are so proud of Meb and all his incredible accomplishments throughout his career,” said Luke Rowe, Senior Vice President at CEP. “Meb has always been a devoted CEP advocate and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a legend representing our brand.”
CEP officially signed Meb to their team after learning that the marathoner was already using the company’s products without an official endorsement deal in place. He has since crossed the finish line as overall champion wearing his tried and true CEP Compression socks. CEP receives feedback from CEPro athletes such as Meb, to drive product development and remain on the cutting edge of what athletes need.
CEP is rooted in nearly a half-century of German design and innovation in medical compression technology. The company’s proprietary compression profile improves blood flow, reduces muscle soreness and quickens recovery time making it the perfect product for long distance runners.
“I’ve been running on CEP products for the last six years,” said Meb Keflezighi. “They have helped me for training, injury prevention and recovery and I would never run a race without them. Even though I am retiring, I won’t stop running and I won’t stop wearing CEP.”
About CEP Compression:
CEP is a high-end sports brand that incorporates medical expertise in its innovative, high-quality product concepts that help wearers enhance their athletic performance and stay healthy. What makes CEP such a unique sports brand is its access to state-of-the-art production standards “Made in Germany” thanks to its parent medi, one of the leading companies in the healthcare market, headquartered in Bayreuth. medi works together with acclaimed scientists, sports physicians and athletes to develop special technologies and features that give all products in the CEP collection a unique effect. CEP is famous for its legendary compression legwear optimized for running and now offers a wide range of performance-enhancing products from socks and high-tech functional sportswear to the new Ortho+ product line. Find out more at: cepcompression.com.