Endurance runner Susie Chan is now an ambassador for popular Japanese sports brand Mizuno
We’ve been fans of Mizuno gear for some time and so, it seems, has endurance runner and presenter Susie Chan. It has been announced this morning that Susie will be taking on the role of Team Principal for UK Running for the Japanese brand, representing them at events and testing new technology for them.
Susie has become an influential figure in the running world since taking up the sport 10 years ago, completing the infamous Marathon des Sables more times than any other woman in the UK. She broke a 12-hour treadmill world record in 2016 and has run many 100-mile non-stop races across tricky terrain, even completing a running challenge in Death Valley. In 2017, she overcame cancer to run a series of ultramarathons just a few weeks after surgery. In short, she’s a formidable runner.
Despite her undeniable natural ability, Susie has a lovely relatable side to her that makes her a popular source of inspiration for everyday runners. She may be able to run 100 miles non-stop, but she also loves parkrun and is a loud supporter of her local running events. Plus, she has lovely dogs. If you don’t follow her on Instagram already, we highly recommend doing so right now.
Susie said “I’m so delighted for the opportunity to work with and represent Mizuno. As the oldest sports brand in the world, their apparel, shoes and equipment come from years of expertise, experience and understanding of sport. I look forward to working together with Mizuno on exciting projects, and proudly wear their kit.”
Mizuno UK Marketing manager Graham Johnson said “Susie is a perfect fit for Mizuno – her values and philosophies reflect our own and her running story is compelling; She discovered the sport a little bit later than many and has achieved so much in such little time. Most importantly she is passionate about running and always wears a smile. We’re excited about the projects we can work on together and we hope Susie helps us inspire runners everywhere to embrace and enjoy the sport even more.”