Jamaica’s steeplechase record holder Aisha Praught has signed with Under Armour RUN team.

The Under Armour RUN team, in a statement, said they are excited to announce Praught, who ran 9:19.29 for a new Jamaican record in Doha on 5 May 2017.

Praught, who represented Jamaica at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, was born in the USA. She decided to honor her Jamaican heritage and run for their national team after reconnecting with her biological father in 2013. She ran in the 2016 Olympics and was the first Jamaican runner ever to compete in the finals in the steeplechase.

Under Armour is thrilled to add Aisha to the team and looks forward to working with her on upcoming campaigns and providing her with the brand’s latest running footwear. She is currently running in the Miler Pro and soon-to-be-release Under Armour Charged Bandit 3.

Personal Best:
1500m: 4:05:52 / Mile: 4:27:61 / 5K: 15:36 / Steeplechase: 9:19.29

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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