Altra Signs New Athletes to Men’s 2019 Elite Team

April 19, 2019

(Logan, UT – April 19, 2019) Altra announces new and returning athletes to its Men’s Elite Team featuring road and trail runners, OCR and triathletes. New to the Elite Team are Andy Potts, Hayden Hawks and Ben Robinson.

Potts represented the U.S. at the 2004 Summer Olympics, is a four-time USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year, seven-time Ironman Champion and a 29-time 70.3 Ironman Champion. This year, he plans to race the 70.3 Ironman in Chile, Peru, Colorado, Ireland and Georgia, along with the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Hawks burst onto the trail scene in 2016 with a slew of wins and course records at a handful of high-profile ultras. His pivotal race came in 2017 at the legendary Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc CCC in Chamonix, France, where he set a new 100k course record time of 10:34:30. Next on Hawks’ schedule is the Ultimate Tsaigu Trail 80km in Kwotsang, China.

Robinson was selected to compete for the 2018 US Skyrunning Team at the World Skyrunning Championships in Scotland after setting a course record at the 2017 Ultra Race of Champions 50k. Catch Robinson next at the Hyner Trail Challenge in Pennsylvania.

Altra’s returning Elite men will compete all over the world in 2019:

Altra’s International Elite Team is also growing with the addition of Jordi Gamito and Robert Hanjal, who will join returners Gediminas Grinius and Sondre Amdahl.

To stay updated on Altra’s Elite male athletes, follow the Team Altra Facebook page.

About Altra

While working at a running store, Altra founder Golden Harper was frustrated that modern running shoe technology caused poor running form and had not decreased running injuries. His passion to create a shoe that followed the science produced Altra’s FootShape™ toe box, Zero Drop™ platform and Fit4Her™ female-specific shoes. Since its founding in 2011, Harper and co-founder Brian Beckstead have grown Altra from one to 30 shoe styles, winning multiple Editor’s Choice awards and distribution in more than 60 countries. Join the conversation @AltraRunning and #ZeroLimits on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Media Contact: Colleen Logan, VP Marketing,