Puma Announces Olympic Running Gear For Jamaica & Other Countries

On the heels of Puma’s latest Barbados track and field team sponsorship announcement, the global sportswear brand announced Wednesday it will include several other Caribbean track and field teams with federation kits ahead of the Rio Olympic Games in August.

Puma Caribbean Federation Kits Grenada
The Grenada Track and Field Puma kit.
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The teams receiving the Puma running gear are Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Grenada and Switzerland.

Puma Caribbean Federation Kits Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic Track and Field Puma kit.
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Featuring the colors of each respective team’s country, the kits are made from lightweight compression fabrics and have innovative features such as ACTV taping to provide muscle support and energy return as well as bonded seams for comfort. They are also reinforced with a six-way stretch fine gauge warp-knit fabric for targeted compression while also assuring a full range of movement.

“The kits are designed with one goal in mind: to be forever faster,” the brand said in a release.

Puma Caribbean Federation Kits Barbados
Puma’s Barbados federation kit, as released when the brand first announced its partnership with the country’s track and field team.
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Featured in the images for the Jamaica kit is Puma-sponsored athlete Usain Bolt, who is considered the world’s fastest runner. Of the aforementioned countries, Puma and Jamaica have had the longest-standing relationship, “dominating the world of men’s sprint events in recent years,” Puma said in its Jamaica Olympic kit.

Puma Caribbean Federation Kits Jamaica Usain Bolt
Puma-sponsored athlete Usain Bolt in the Jamaican federation kit.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Puma.

On July 22, Bolt won the IAAF Diamond League Athletics Muller Anniversary Games 200-meter race in London, where he took off his Puma sneakers and hurled them into the crowd — prompting tears from the fan who caught the shoes.

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