GOLETA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), has bolstered its world-class athlete roster with the signing of triathlete Kirsten Kasper and ultrarunner Tim Freriks.
“Both Kirsten and Tim have made waves and demonstrated even bigger potential on the world stage of triathlon and trail ultrarunning, respectively,” said Mike McManus, Senior Sports Marketing Manager at HOKA ONE ONE. “We are thrilled to have them on the roster as they work to become some of the very best in their sports.”
Currently ranked third in the World Triathlon Series, Kasper is a member of the winning 2016 World Championship mixed team relay. She was named as both the 2014 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year and as an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games team. Her goal is to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team. Kirsten will race in the World Triathlon Series on July 15 in Hamburg, Germany, followed by races in Edmonton on July 29, Montreal on August 5, and at the Huelva World Cup on September 24. She ran collegiately at Georgetown University, where she was a member of the 2011 national champion cross country team, and boasts PRs of 4:44 for the mile and 16:13 for the 5K.
Breaking onto the ultra scene with a strong runner-up performance at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile in 2016, Freriks further shook the ultra world by taking down a world-class field at Transvulcania, a grueling 73.3K skyrace on Spain’s La Palma Island, in May. Prior to racing trails, Tim ran track at Northern Arizona University, where he ran as fast as 14:03 for the 5K and 29:31 for the 10K. Currently based in Flagstaff, Arizona, Tim is slated to race at Broken Arrow 52K on June 17, Run Rabbit Run 100-Miler on September 8, and The North Face 50 Mile in San Francisco on November 18.
Follow Kasper and Freriks on Instagram: @kirstenkasper and @frerikstim. Read more about HOKA ONE ONE’s elite team here: hokaoneone.com/athletes.html.
About HOKA ONE ONE®
HOKA ONE ONE® is the fastest growing, premium running shoe brand in the world. Two life-long runners launched HOKA in 2009, after years spent handcrafting and shaping lightweight shoes with extra-thick midsoles. Initially embraced by ultrarunners because of their enhanced cushioning and inherent stability, HOKA now offers shoes for all types of athletes who enjoy the unique ride the shoes provide. For more information visit www.hokaoneone.com or follow @hokaoneone #hokaoneone.
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, KOOLABURRA®, HOKA ONE ONE®, Teva®, and Sanuk®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.