Skirt Sports, inventor of the original fitness skirt and a key player in the women’s fitness apparel industry, has announced its sponsorship of professional ultra-marathon athlete Jamie Donaldson.
Donaldson is slated to compete at the upcoming Badwater Ultramarathon, known as ‘the world’s toughest foot race’, in Death Valley, California, this July where she looks to defend her first place victory and course record set in 2010.
"Jamie is not only an extreme athlete, she is a great friend, inspirational woman and dedicated teather," said Nicole DeBoom, founder and CEO of Skirt Sports.
"She embodies the spirit of Skirt Sports and we are honoured to have her on our team. And when I discovered she was an excellent tap dancer that really sealed the deal for us!"
Originally from Pennsylvania, Donaldson resides in Littleton, Colorado where she trains year-round for 100 mile plus racing.
"I am beyond proud to be part of the Skirt Sports family," noted Donaldson.
"Nicole and her team understand what it takes to perform on the professional level and their apparel definitely allows me focus on my racing while feeling and looking great.
“In fact, I wore Skirt Sports’ Gym Girl Ultra Skirt when I won Badwater last year so I’m confident that their products can handle anything if they can withstand the punishment of one of the world’s toughest races."