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LEGEND® Ambassador Athletes

Meet the LEGEND Ambassador Athletes

We are proud to have these athletes supporting our brand. We strive to create products that encourage and empower runners, triathletes and all athletes to achieve their personal “LEGENDARY” goals, and we are excited to share part of that athletic journey with our many LEGEND® Athlete Ambassadors. Whether you are professional, elite, amateur or just starting out, we believe that you can … Be a LEGEND™! If you wish to join these other LEGEND Athletes, please click here or on the link below to request more information.

Our Ambassador Athletes enjoy perks such as:

  • Exclusive coupon codes and promotional offers
  • Early notification of new product development
  • Occasional FREE products

Name: Sara Hoffman

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite LEGEND product is the Performance Sock as I can have on a full sock while racing or recovering.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My goal for 2017 is to be accepted and run the New York Marathon in November!


Name: Ciara Walter

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite product are the compression calf sleeves!

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: run 500 miles!


Name: Haley Gonzales

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite product is the performance socks because I love that they are not too tight, perfect for running and my legs recover faster when I wear them.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My LEGENDARY goal for 2017 is a 20 minute 5k.


Name: Ameer Warrick

Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite LEGEND compression product are the calf sleeves. They help me in all phases of my my training. From recovery to performance.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My legendary goal this year is to complete a major triple of the Boston Marathon, Berlin marathon and New York marathons and get closer to 3:10 (3:21 PB)

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Name: Melinda Urick


Favorite LEGEND Product: Compression Performance Socks are my favorite LEGEND product – particularly because they fit my calves comfortably without being restrictive. These socks help in preventing leg fatigue and calf tightness that I typically experience on long runs.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: I’ll be running my first 50k in the fall.


Name: Matthew Maynard


Favorite LEGEND Product: For my long runs 10+ miles, I will wear the Compression Socks as I feel they provide just enough compression to keep the blood circulating through my lower legs.  I run further and feel fresher.  As for my short runs below 10 miles, I will go with the Compression Sleeves, as they are easy to get on and off and just look so good.   The best part is that they look good with just about any of my running gear!

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My goal for 2017, will be to log 2017 miles.  Yes a lofty goal, but if I remain healthy and fresh not something to far out of reach.  I will weigh heavily on the running community and LEGEND to provide that motivation throughout the year when the miles seem tougher and tougher!


Name: Nichole Huapaya


Favorite LEGEND Product: I love my compression sleeves. They provide just the right amount of compression on my calves when I run to keep my shins happy.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: is to complete my first Marathon!


Name: Jennifer Kelley


Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite gear is the performance compression sock, followed closely by the outdoors/hiking sock! So hard to chose just one!

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: to run/hike 2017 miles for 2017. I’m well on my way already!


Name: Jennifer Coleman


Favorite LEGEND Product: Performance Sports socks! Love that they are just tight enough to run comfortable in without causing any discomfort. They have also been doubling up as a recovery sock with great results after a hard hill workout. Easy to get on and off and so soft!!! Big fan!

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: Complete my first 50 Mile trail race!

Ben Gerkin LEGEND Ambassador

Name: Ben Gerkin


Favorite LEGEND Product: LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks in black. It matches everything and is perfect for during and after tough race/workouts.

LEGENDARY 2017 Goals: Top goals for 2017 is to qualify for the Boston Marathon and to finish my first 50 mile trail race!

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Name: Heather Winchell

Sport: Running

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite are the LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks. They are the perfect amount of tight and make me legs feel great both during and after a run.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: get pregnant with baby #2 and be able to run and lift throughout the entire pregnancy <3 

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Name: Stephanie Hamm

Sport: Running, OCR, Kettlebell Training

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Favorite LEGEND Product: Right now the leg sleeves because I can wear them running and also when kettlebell training which I typically do barefoot. They keep my legs from cramping and feeling fresh.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: To run a 25 minute 5km and Swing “the Beast” for a solid set of 10 (the Beast being a 48kg Kettlebell- 80% of my body weight)


Name: Debbie Woodruff

Website/Blog Name: Coach Debbie Runs 

Sport(s): Running

Favorite LEGEND® product and why: My favorites are the LEGEND Compression Performance Socks (pink!!!). I love them when I’m running because they’re cute and keep my calves warm. I really love them for recovery. I know that my recovery time is faster when I wear my Legend Compression socks after a race or tough workout.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: I’m planning to run my 38th marathon this year in June at the Utah Valley Marathon!

Kristen Van Horn

Name: Kristen Van Horn

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Sport: Running

Favorite LEGEND Product: The Sports Performance Socks.  They provide just the right amount of compression on calves + ankles, and help keep my arches supported to prevent plantar fasciitis flare-ups.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: is to run a 19:45 in the 5K – this will be a 5-second PR for me and I know my LEGEND compression socks are going to help me stay healthy and injury-free during my training for my BIG goal!

Jason Knight compression wear ambassador

Name: Jason Knight

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Jasmin Niemiec

Name: Jasmin Niemiec

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Karen compression running socks ambassador

Name: Karen Gyurisin

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david adams running ambassador

Name: David Adams

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Favorite LEGEND product: LEGEND Compression Performance Sock. I love these compression socks because they are easy to put on and take off and the provide the support I’m looking for!

LEGENDARY goals for 2017: Break 18 mins in fire gear. Break 16:30 with a jogging stroller. Break the Guinness Book of World records for 1 mile in fire gear.

becky hill

Name: Becky Hill

Sport: Running

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Favorite LEGEND Product: LEGEND leg sleeves are my favorite! I love being able to switch up my socks and still have calf support. The compression is just right (no cut off circulation here!) to keep my legs happy during races and long runs. 

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: A strong, happy marathon finish this fall

Christine Parizo LEGEND compression wear ambassador

Name: Christine Parizo

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Favorite Sport(s): Running, CrossFit

Favorite LEGEND Product: Compression running socks. They’re great for running and for protecting my shins during deadlifts and rope climbs.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: By the end of 2017, I will be less than three weeks out from my first marathon. So my goal is to be underway 🙂

Karen Seal

Name: Karen Seal

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Sport(s): Running

Favorite LEGEND® product and why: Legend Compression Performance Socks – I love how versatile they are – I wear them while running, after a long run for recovery, and even to work where I’m usually on my feet most of the day. I also love how the amount of compression is just right – the performance socks aren’t overly tight and provide the perfect amount of compression! They are also available in a wide variety of colors, so they match almost every outfit!

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: I’ve decided to begin training for my 6th full marathon and am looking forward to running my first Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in January of 2018. My goal for this year is to train smart and hopefully injury free!

Rachel Frutkin LEGEND leg sleeves ambassador

Name: Rachel Frutkin

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Whitney Vestal ambassador

Name: Whitney Vestal

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Favorite LEGEND® product: hands down the Compression Recovery Socks because to be a better runner (and climber), you have to also be aware of non-running things like strength training, flexibility, and recovery. These socks help my recover fast after a race or workout and I can leave them on for long periods of time

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: To climb higher rated routes consistently and to achieve a personal record in the half marathon!

Rachel Browning

Name: Rachel Browning

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Jessie Modrall

Name: Jessie Modrall

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Favorite Sport(s) : Running, Cycling, Triathlon

Favorite LEGEND® Product : the compression sleeves – especially in AQUA BLUE! I love wearing compression sleeves for all sorts of different activities, hiking, running, and even for recovery around the house. The sleeves allow me to pair with whatever socks make sense for the activity I’m doing at the time!

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: is a new half marathon PR as well as the goal to complete my second ever sprint triathlon! 

Amanda Kauffman compression ambassador

Name: Amanda Maureen

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Michelle Dixon compression ambassador

Name: Michelle Dixon

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Name: Marcia Kadens

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Favorite LEGEND Product: is a tie between the compression performance socks and the recovery socks.

LEGENDARY goal for 2017: is to spend the first half of the year focusing on triathlon then I’ll transition into marathon training and finish the Berlin Marathon in September. That will be my 4th of the 6 World Marathon Majors.

Scott Hyland LEGEND ambassador

Name: Scott Hyland

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Favorite LEGEND Product: Compression Running Socks. They really provide not only the compression on calves to alleviate vibration in an area of concern, but also stem the post race cramping/stress.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: Top 25 Age Group Placement at OCR World Championship race in Canada in October.


Name: Kelly Tobin

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Favorite LEGEND Product: LEGEND Compression Performance socks in Blue because they keep my legs warm when running in the cooler months but allow me to wear shorts which I feel most comfortable in to run!  Love the bright colors and the help they give with circulation!

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: Get back to my running self after having a baby in the fall of 2016.  Going for a marathon this fall!


Name: Becky McGraw

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite product are the compression leg sleeves.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: In 2017, I am chasing Boston – trying to qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon.


Name: Karen Bayne

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Favorite LEGEND Product: I love compression and recovery socks! I often wear my compression and recovery socks at work all day.
Compression wear truly staves off calf fatigue and soreness and my legs feel rejuvenated and ready for my next workout sooner.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My Legendary goals for 2017 ~ log 1,000 running miles, run 6 half marathons, and set a personal best to celebrate being 50! In April I ran a personal best 10K of 56:53 in an effort to #beaLEGEND and I am on track to meet my other goals!


Name: Kristy Thibodeau

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite Legend product is the Legend Compression Performance Socks. They provide a comfortable fit and assist in performance and recovery by reducing lower leg tightness and cramping on my longer training runs.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My Legendary Goal for 2017 is the try to obtain a PR for my 10th marathon this year in Berlin.


Name: Lauren Boldizar

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My favorite Legend product are the Legend Compression performance socks in aqua.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My legendary goal for 2017 is to to continue to run marathons and qualify to run the Boston marathon.


Name: Dana Hamlin

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Favorite LEGEND Product: LEGEND Compression Performance Socks – they keep my legs feeling fresh and I love the colors.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: Get back in the game after having my first child in January!


Name: Joshua Deuermeyer

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Favorite LEGEND Product: My current favorite product from LEGEND is the calf sleeve. As a ultra runner, I depend on my calves to get me from the start to the finish. Before using these sleeves I would be unable to knock out a back-to-back long run due to my calves being so tender. Since I have been wearing them, I am able to 30 plus miles on Saturday and get back out on Sunday for more punishment. I have noticed the sleeves reduce DOMS if not eliminate it completely. My LEGEND calf sleeves are part of every long run. They are comfortable during my runs and I notice the support they provide.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: My LEGENDARY goal this year it to run the Yeti 100 in September. That means my training plan is going to be torturous this summer with the Virginia heat and humidity. I am also in the beginning stages of my run every day goal – just passed day 52.


Name: Holly Wilson

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Favorite LEGEND Product: I love the Leg Sleeves because they aren’t too tight! You’ll often find them under my work clothes too.

LEGENDARY Goal for 2017: Complete my 50th half marathon!