FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9th, 2020
Unived signs Elite Runner Rajpaul Pannu
Unived is pleased to announce the signing of Rajpaul Pannu on a long-term contract.
Rajpaul is a long distance runner, and has qualified for the USA Outdoor championships (10,000), the Olympic Trials in the marathon, and is currently training to break the 100k World Record for Hoka One One’s “Project Carbon X 2” in Phoenix on the 23rd of January.
Personal Bests & Highlights
- 10k 29:08
- Half Marathon 1:05:52
- Full Marathon 2:17.05
- 2020 U.S Olympic Trials Qualifier (2:17:05 Debut Marathon)
- 2018 10K U.S Championships Qualifier
- School Record Holder at Saint Mary’s College
Rajpaul holds an undergraduate degree in political science and a masters in Kinesiology, both from St Mary's College, California, where he was a two-time all-West Coast Conference runner and two-time all-NCAA West Region award winner. At one point during his college career, Pannu held the school records in 800, 1500, 5,000, and 10,000 meters.
“We were excited & surprised to learn about Rajpaul, an elite long-distance runner of Indian origin, crafting his trait in the US. Perhaps, just as excited and surprised as he was, to learn of an Indian company that develops vegan endurance products and works with some World elite runners! It's beyond an honor to support Rajpaul, we're really excited to be working with him and are looking forward to some stellar performances in the coming years, starting of course with the 100km world record attempt!” - Amit Mehta, Unived ‘s CEO.
"I’m excited to partner with Unived as they have supplemented my Project Carbon X 2 training block with gels, along with their Elite Drink Mix & Elite Recovery Mix -which have elevated my endurance during my transition into the ultra-marathon scene. Just as thrilling, I’m excited to be working with a team based in India that understands that ethics cannot be consolidated when making top nutritional products for endurance athletes throughout the world." - Rajpaul Pannu
Rajpaul joins the Unived Elite team that also includes World Elite Athletes such as Hayden Hawks, Rachel Schneider, Sandi Nypaver, Harry Jones, Laura Kline, and Ruth Theresia.