As runners from all over the world geared up for the 34th annual Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, Kathy Kartalis, the senior vice president of Skechers Global Product, laced up her running shoes, too.
Kartalis joined over 24,000 runners along with 170 Skechers employees on last Sunday. The marathon draws athletes from over 63 countries and all 50 states in the U.S.
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Aside from overseeing the production of the official gear for the marathon, Kartalis is quite the runner herself. The senior vice president has been running recreationally for over 30 years. But Kartalis, who typically runs short distance, decided to train for the 13.1-mile run.
“As a short distance runner, I decided it was time to go the extra mile and participate,” Kartalis told FN.
Kathy Kartalis, senior vice president of Skechers Global Product.
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Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA Inc., became the marathon’s title sponsor back