SEATTLE—Brooks Running announced Tuesday that the Seattle based company has signed University of Washington alum Jeremy Taiwo (above/photo courtesy Brooks) to a contract.
Jeremy joins Brooks with laurels including his gold medal from last year’s indoor season, a second-place finish in the decathlon at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and a third-place finish in that same event from 2013.
Jeremy, who lives in the greater Seattle area—Brooks’ hometown— and competed for the University of Washington, will do some of his running workouts with the Brooks Beasts and Head Coach Danny Mackey to leverage expertise and the team training environment as he approaches the heart of the 2016 competition season this spring and summer. Taiwo will continue to work with University of Washington coaches Pat Licari and Atanas Atanassov in the technical events.
He follows in his father Joseph Taiwo’s footsteps toward excellence in track and field; Joseph competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games for Nigeria in the triple jump.
Taiwo is part of Brooks’ Inspire Daily program, which includes a group of athletes and coaches around the country who lead by example and inspire the love of running every time they lace up and head out.