Ultra-marathon legend, John Kelly has joined COROS Wearables as a Pro Athlete Ambassador.
COROS Wearables Inc., makers of endurance sports wearables, announced today a new partnership with ultra-marathon legend John Kelly to join their global Pro Athlete team. John who specializes in mountainous, multi-day events such as The Barkley Marathons, The Spine Race, Tor Des Geants, and long FKTs such as his recent Grand Round project that connected all of the UK's big 3 fell running rounds, said “COROS is bringing innovation and new capabilities to an area that has largely seen only incremental improvements over the previous decade. The long battery life and versatile user interface are a valuable asset for the sort of multi-day challenges that I do in remote terrain, and I look forward to my future adventures with a COROS.”
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John grew up in east Tennessee USA, where his love of the mountains began, and now lives in the UK with his wife and four kids where he's the CTO and co-founder of a tech startup. Some of John’s ultra-running achievements include: - 2017 Barkley Marathons winner - 2018 ITU Long Course Age Group World Champion - 2020 Spine Winner - 1st to complete “The Grand Round” – the UK’s big 3 fell running rounds, cycling between them - Guinness World Record for “Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Videogame Character” (2016 Boston Marathon) John will continue exploring the mountains and his own limits, challenging himself with goals that push his boundaries.
He hopes to be able to pass these passions along to his kids and others - promoting an appreciation and preservation of wild places and the value they bring to our society. Northern Europe Market Manager for COROS, Ben Clark said: “We’re delighted to have John join our team, he has worked extremely hard to reach his ultra-running goals, as well as often completing them in a superbly unique way. I am really excited to see what John is able to accomplish when using our products going forward, as well as wishing him the best of luck as he welcomes a new addition to his family”. COROS’ Pro Athlete Team also includes endurance elites such as Des Linden, Camille Herron, and Hayden Hawks, as well as the recent allusion of Eliud Kipchoge who was spotted wearing a COROS APEX Pro after some investigative journalism by Runner’s World UK. You can read more about John Kelly’s “The Grand Round” FKT here.
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