Saucony is ramping up its focus on elite athlete development with the signing of 2004 Olympian Tim Broe as program director of the newly formed Saucony Elite Athlete Development team.
The long-term partnership with the former Olympia, a 10-time USA National Champion and recipient of the 2015 Boston Globe Cross Country Coach of the Year, will allow Saucony to expand its support of up-and-coming runners and identify post collegiate athletes who are interested in further developing their talent. Broe is the current coach of Saucony athlete and 2015 American 5K road record holder Ben True.
Broe will be responsible for overseeing the new Saucony Elite Athlete Development Team of 10 to 15 athletes who are located throughout the U.S. The company will support the team with living expenses and travel per diem to races, performance-based race bonus payments and footwear and apparel. Athletes will also be able to take advantage of Saucony’s Human Performance and Innovation Lab, a state-of-the-art facility that helps athletes perform at their highest level.
“We look forward to providing these young, talented runners total access to our staff and facility,” said Spencer White, head of Saucony Human Performance Innovation Lab. “We understand the challenges faced by elite runners including injury prevention and recovery strategies. Our approach is to help each individual team member achieve their personal goals through athletic performance evaluation and research-based training strategies.”