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Quotes - KT Tape Announcement - U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon

Quotes - U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon
KT TAPE, February 12, 2016
Greg Venner, CEO KT Health
"As we think about this partnership, KT Tape is proud to support the members of USA Track & Field and serve as the official tape for this NGB. This exclusive partnership allows us to support members of all of our national teams through their training and through their qualification, as well as preparing for the most important competition of their lives, which is the 2016 Olympic Games."
"Why USATF? Why does it make sense for a company like ours? Granted we are a small company and we are relatively new, but both the Olympics and running are in our core DNA. In 2008 in Beijing, kinesiology tape really made its first appearance on the global stage. That was the genesis for our company’s brand. In 2012, again some of our athletes using kinesiology tape, so our business grew even more with that. It’s been a very important part of the Olympics and a very important part of our history."
"Running in particular, among all the sports our product is used for, running is our core sport. For all of those reasons, this partnership makes perfect sense for us. And for those runners, it’s the weekend warriors who are training for their first half marathon run or all the way up to these who are here today, waiting for tomorrow for the qualifications for the Olympic Games."
"Again, we think it’s a perfect fit for us, as well as for USATF. We have worked together in the past before, but we wanted to solidify that relationship and extend it now for a longer period of time. That’s why this relationship makes so much sense."
"In addition on the athlete front, we have really exciting news. Many of you know that we have a partnership with three-time gold medal Olympian for beach volleyball Kerri Walsh-Jennings. We also have a partnership with NBA All-Star and Olympic hopeful James Harden. Today we are excited to announce that we also have brought into our athlete family three-time Olympian and silver medalist Meb (Keflezighi), who personifies running for the U.S., a perfect fit for our brand and a perfect fit for our consumers. Meb will be supported by KT tape throughout his training and throughout his competition, and we look forward to a long partnership with him as well."
"It’s a real honor to be here and to welcome an icon like Meb to our Olympic family and athlete family." 

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