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Nuun and Emma Coburn to expand opportunities for women in sport


With the debut of its latest brand initiative, Nuun notes that it ‘continues to push the needle forward in highlighting and celebrating women in sport’. Named Nuuness, a new program will seek to create awareness for continued and future opportunities for female athletes.

As part of the launch, Nuun has brought Emma Coburn on board as its leading advocate for both clean sport and women’s representation in athletics.

The 2-time Olympian and World Champion will work with Nuun to provide a public platform for female athletes to speak up for equal opportunities in pursuit of their athletic endeavours. This June, Emma Coburn joined the team as spokeswoman for the newly formed ‘Nuuness: the female embodiment of the Nuun brand’.

This year nutrition specialist Nuun adds that it has ‘doubled down on a commitment to women athletes through a record number of female sponsorships and industry-leading contract reform for pregnant athletes.’

Emma Coburn is one of the most decorated American middle distance runners of all-time as a seven-time National Champion, Olympic Games bronze medallist and the first American female World Champion gold medallist in the steeplechase. She was one of the first professional athletes to sign the Clean Sport Pledge, and with her husband and coach Joe Bosshard, has developed a world-class training group of women track and field athletes.

“It is truly a dream to be partnered with Nuun and to continue to strengthen the voice of the collective female athletic community,” said Emma Coburn. “I have been drinking Nuun for years, and I love their products, brand and values. I am looking forward to the impact we are able to achieve together, and am really appreciative of their support of my road to Tokyo.”

Beginning this summer, Nuun will debut its Nuuness podcast series hosted by Emma Coburn. The series will showcase inspiring Nuun athletes on topics surrounding the female sports environment. In addition to the web series, Nuun plans to expand its community and support of female athletes.

Later this summer, Nuun will open its first application period for its quarterly Nuuness Scholarship program. Nuun will provide financial, product and community assistance to enable each quarterly recipient’s personal athletic pursuits.

“Supporting an athlete of Emma’s calibre is extremely humbling,” said Kevin Rutherford, Nuun President and CEO. “She is an extraordinary human being and an incredible role model to lead Nuuness and our Women in Sport initiatives. The Nuun family is beyond thrilled to be there for Emma as she works to earn a spot on her third Olympic team.”



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