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Alumnus signs endorsement deal with running performance company

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Professional runner Patrick Rizzo ’05 has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high performance running footwear and apparel. Rizzo ran cross country and track and field for the Cardinals for four years and was a seven-time NCAA Division III All-American and winner of multiple CCIW titles. Recent achievements include a 3rd-place American finish at the 2009 Boston Marathon and a victory at the 2009 Chicago Half Marathon. His best time in the marathon is 2:15.48. “Patrick Rizzo has been consistently successful at all levels of competition throughout his running career, and he is on the verge of a big marathon breakthrough,” said Ron Wayne, Running Promotions Manager, Mizuno USA. “Mizuno USA is excited to support him on his journey to reach his goals.” Rizzo lives in Boulder, Colo., where he works for the Runner’s Roost specialty running store.