Nike South Africa and the Nedbank Running Club today revealed the new competition race kits and footwear that will be worn by the Nedbank ‘Green Dream Team’ athletes in their first road races starting this weekend.
The modern Nike race kit collection, showcased by specialist distance runners including Charne Bosman, Myrette Filmalter, Ludwick Mamabolo, Rutendo Nyahora and Juan van Deventer; features high performance innovation with environmentally sustainable design.
The men’s and women’s race singlets are made from recycled fabric, and the design includes a two-tone green colourway with a subtle yet bold print design. The singlets are paired with green race shorts or capri tights.
The singlets also feature Nike Dri-FIT technology that helps to regulate athletes’ temperatures while running by drawing sweat away from the body and through the fabric to help keep athletes dry and cool. Lightweight mesh is featured on back or on the sides for more ventilation, while bonded seams on the singlet provide a seamless fit to minimize distractions.
The kit is exclusively available to the club, while the new Nike Free 2014 footwear collection including the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit and Nike Free 5.0 will be available in stores from April 8.
The three-year partnership, which commenced from January 2014, will see Nike as the official technical team kit partner to the Nedbank Running Club, providing apparel and footwear for the club’s elite ‘Green Dream Team’ athletes.
Says Nick Bester, Nedbank Running Club National Manager: “We are thrilled to be associated with the top sports brand in the world, and very pleased to have secured an important partner for our Nedbank Green Dream Team athletes.”
“With our athletes competing in as many distance road races this season, including the Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon, our athletes need a kit that is lightweight and high in performance, and the new kit delivers on that.”