Mike Rutt's new sponsor: Hoka One One
New Jersey / New York Track Club's Mike Rutt is finally sponsored, but his deal isn't a traditional one. The former University of Connecticut standout was picked up by Hoka One One, which is a growing trail and ultra shoe company that's looking to break into track and field.
A middle-distance specialist paired with a company that has mainly focused on much, much longer distances? It's an interesting pairing, but it's one that gives Rutt the support and freedom to continue to grow as an athlete.
You can read more about Rutt's sponsorship announcement here.
You can also learn more about Hoka One One here.