New Balance Buyer Vs. Sales Rep Giveaway

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Update 1/21: Those of you who follow this blog were undoubtedly caught up in a recent runner’s duel that took place between our enthusiastic New Balance sales rep, Jason, and Erik, our very own footwear buyer.

In an intense half marathon in Carlsbad on Sunday, Erik put up a swift-footed performance, finishing in an impressive 1 hour, 27 minutes. As quick as Erik’s time was, however, it was not enough to match the 1:20 clocked by our New Balance sales rep, Jason.

Congratulations to all who picked Jason, the New Balance rep to come out on top in this intensely contested footrace, and special congratulations to Tyson in TX, the winner of the New Balance Buyer Vs. Rep Giveaway! Thank you to all who entered!

Original Post: Here’s the deal. Our friendly neighborhood New Balance rep, Jason, recently challenged our footwear buyer and in-house ultrarunner, Erik, to a runner’s duel of the most classic form: a good, old fashioned footrace.
The goal: To see who is the faster runner.
The venue: the Carlsbad Half Marathon on Sunday, January 19.

So what’s in it for you? We’re giving you a chance to win a New Balance Head To Toe Package, which will include a New Balance shirt and pair of shorts, as well as a pair of New Balance 1400 v2’s.

What do you have to do? Simply predict who you think will run the faster half marathon in the form below, and if you pick correctly you will be entered into a drawing for the prize listed above. It’s that simple. To make your choice a little easier, we’ve gathered a few stats that we think could be key in the race on Sunday.

Jason, New Balance Specialty Running Sales Rep

  • Years Running: 21
  • Half Marathon PR: “1:13 something something”
  • Favorite Distance: Marathon
  • Recent Performances: 16:14 5K XC Race
  • Months Spent Training: “The last 2-3 weeks have just been marginal.”
  • Favorite New Balance Shoe: 870
  • Favorite Food: BBQ
  • Favorite Sports Team: Auburn Tigers
  • iPhone or Android: iPhone
  • Baby Picture
Erik, Running Warehouse Footwear Buyer

  • Years Running: 25
  • Half Marathon PR: 1:20:20 (from 2004)
  • Favorite Distance: 50 mile
  • Recent Performances: 5:17 50k in August
  • Months Spent Training: About a month
  • Favorite New Balance Shoe: 890 v4
  • Favorite Food: Trader Joe’s Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip with Ridge-Cut Chips
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Diego Chargers
  • iPhone or Android: Slide Phone
  • Baby Picture

Remember, you must submit your predictions by Saturday, January 18th to be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be contacted and announced the week of January 20th. Click Here to see contest rules.

This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, the winner will be announced shortly.

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