About Brooks Sports
Brooks Sports, Inc. is an American running company that designs and markets high-performance mens and womens running shoes, apparel and accessories in more than 60 countries worldwide. Brooks is a market-driven company with a specialty dealer channel strategy focused entirely on meeting runners’ specific needs. Brooks Sports, Inc. headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington, USA. Brooks was acquired by Russell Corporation in late 2004. On August 2, 2006 Russell officially announced its sale to Berkshire Hathaway. Jim Weber is the current CEO of Brooks Sports, Inc. In June 2013 Ernst & Young recognized Jim Weber as a Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Recipient. Brooks is the main sponsor of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project and was also the exclusive uniforms provider of the Chile national football team. This relationship ended in 2010 when Puma signed a deal with the Chilean Football Federation until 2015.