Shokz, known for its open-ear headphones, has welcomed two-time Olympic marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge as a global ambassador.

Kipchoge is widely regarded as one of the greatest marathon runners ever, having run four of the 10 fastest marathons in history, as well as having 11 World Marathon Major wins to his name. The Kenyan phenomenon, who in 2019 became the first person to run a sub-two-hour marathon, is bidding to rewrite the history books again this year, in an attempt to become the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic marathon titles.

Aligning with Shokz’ vision, ‘Be Open to Greatness’, Kipchoge joins forces with the open-ear headphone brand to help both himself and fellow ‘NN Running Team’ through training regimes in the lead up to the Paris Olympic Games.

On his partnership with Shokz, Kipchoge said: “When I first encountered these headphones, I found them to be useful for my training, so I had to introduce them to our NN Running team. We’re a team that trains incredibly hard and these headphones give us the opportunity to enjoy music and be aware of our surroundings even for our longest workouts.”

Shokz international marketing director, Daisy Cong added, “We couldn’t be happier to bring Eliud Kipchoge on as a global ambassador. He is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of all time and it is an honour to have him join the team. We can’t wait to help him forge his name in history once again at this year’s Olympic Games.”

As part of the collaboration, Kipchoge will launch a limited-edition version of Shokz’ flagship product, the OpenRun Pro, which features a grey and orange colourway, while the globally renowned ‘NN Running Team’ logo is also engraved on the headphones.

The colour inspiration for this product comes from the signature colours of Kipchoge’s NN Running Team – orange ignites a love for sports and grey represents resilience and the challenge of pushing athletic boundaries.

On 27 June, this product will be available in limited quantities of 5,000 units on the Shokz website across the world.