Friday, October 19, 2012

Sheila Reid Goes SWOOSH

When Sheila Reid toes the start line for the Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York City on November 3rd, she will does so as a Nike-sponsored athlete. Reid, represented by Flynn Sports Management, has just signed a professional contract with the running shoe and apparel giant based in Oregon. Details of the sponsorship package are not yet public, but Reid has already had her publicity photo shoot, in anticipation of an imminent public announcement by Nike.

Reid was a 5-time NCAA champion while running for Villanova. She was the 2010 and 2011 individual NCAA cross country champion, the 2011 NCAA 1500 meter and 5000 meter champion, and anchored the 2011 NCAA champion distance medley relay. Reid also won the 2011 Canadian national championship at 1500 meters, as well as the 2012 Canadian national title at 5000 meters. She won the 2011 Honda Award and was the 2010 US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Athlete of the Year. Most recently, Reid represented her native Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where she competed in the 5000 meters.

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