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Mizuno Reaches Agreement with Runner Corey Nowitzke

Date: 6/12/09

2008 Olympic Trial Finalist Signs Four Year Deal with Mizuno Race Team  

Norcross, GA (June 12, 2009) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high performance running footwear and apparel, has announced today that the company has signed a four-year endorsement deal with runner Corey Nowitzke. Nowitzke is the fourth signing for Mizuno in the past year, having signed endorsement deals with runners Megan Hepp and Antonio Vega at the end of 2008, and Jason Schoener at the beginning of 2009.  

Nowitzke ran for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, where he was a three time All-American, and a seven time Mid-American Conference Champion. He won the Martian Half Marathon in Dearborn, Michigan in April, finishing at 1:06:58. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Nowitzke was a finalist, with a 10th place finish in the 3000m Steeplechase.  

“Corey Nowitzke had a successful college career and a very respectable performance in the 2008 Olympic Trials,” said Ron Wayne, Running Promotions Manager, Mizuno USA. “He exemplifies the young budding star athlete that Mizuno is looking to sponsor, and we are eager to help him with our award winning high performance running footwear and apparel, as he pursues his Olympic dream.”   “I am very excited and thankful to be running for Mizuno,” said Nowitzke. “I have set high goals looking ahead to 2012 and Mizuno will be a big part of it. I look forward to working with Mizuno.”   Nowitzke, originally from Monroe, Michigan, currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he teaches Algebra and Geometry at a local high school.  

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufacturers and distributes baseball, golf, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.  

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