>) ZAMST, a leader in high-performance sports protective equipment, announced that they will renew their partnership with elite long distance runner Amy Cragg Hastings. Zamst has supported Hastings with icing and bracing products over the past year and looks forward to continuing to help her remain strong and injury free as she trains into an important Olympic year.
“Amy is one of the world’s best long distance runners and is a favorite for making the 2016 Olympic Team,” said Bryan Smeltzer, General Manager for Zamst US. “Zamst sports bracing and support products provide a superior level of protection and injury prevention for runners. We are excited to support Amy’s needs and to continue creating products that allow our athletes to break through barriers and excel in their athletic careers.”
Hastings is known for her fierceness and determination across multiple distances. After barely missing qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Team in the Marathon (where she finished a heartbreaking 4th place), she went on to dominate her competitors a few months later at the Track & Field Olympic Trials, snagging the National Title (and her Olympic berth) in the 10,000m. The 10-time NCAA All-American from ASU also competed at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow in the 10,000m and is the 8th fastest American in the Marathon, owning a 2:27:03 personal best at the distance. Amy is a new addition to Coach Schumacher’s group in Portland, Oregon and is training alongside fellow Olympian Shalane Flanagan.
At the start of a very important year, Hasting’s focus is to stay healthy and maintain consistent training. Zamst has been supporting the run community for over 20 years and has a long heritage of providing solutions for run specific injuries or prevention needs. Zamst’s injury prevention products such as mobile compression + ice braces and the AT-1, Achilles Tendinitis product, are ideal for runners because of the Achilles support, compression and circulation benefits. The AT-1 incorporates a lightweight fabrication with Heel Lock Technology to keep the heel in a neutral position and prevents it from inward (Pronation) or outward (Supination) rotation, which has been instrumental in supporting Hastings during workouts and races.
“Over the years I have overcome many injuries, including Achilles Tendinitis and Plantar Fasciitis, said Hastings. “Zamst develops innovative and lightweight products that offer support without limiting my range of motion. Their AT-1 in particular have helped me recover faster so that I can better prepare for my next workout.”
Recently, Hastings cruised to a 1:12:42 Half-Marathon in San Antonio, Texas alongside her teammate Shalane Flanagan. On February 13, 2016, Amy will vie for her second Olympic team spot in the Marathon at the U.S. Olympic Trials to be held in Los Angeles. She will also compete later next year at the Outdoor Track & Field Olympic trials in July 2016. Other athletes on the “Z-Team” that have recently renewed their contracts with Zamst include NBA MVP Stephen Curry, NFL Linebacker Von Miller, 2x CrossFit World Champion Annie Thorisdottir, 3x NHL All-Star Ryan Getzlaf and Everest Mountaineer Melissa Arnot.
ZAMST is a leading brand of sports support and protective equipment, used by professionals worldwide for over 20 years. ZAMST offers a full line of premium injury prevention and protection sports bracing and supports products. ZAMST is a division of the NIPPON SIGMAX Co., Ltd (Tokyo, JAPAN) with privately-held, wholly owned subsidiary corporations, SIGMAX AMERICA (Newport Beach, CALIFORNIA), SIGMAX EUROPE (Annecy, FRANCE), and SIGMAX CHINA (Shanghai, PRC). For more information, call toll free 877-ZAMST-US (877-926-7887) or visithttp://www.zamst.us