Celebrate Keira D’Amato’s U.S. women’s marathon record of 2:19:12, which took down Deena Kastor‘s record from the 2006 London Marathon by 24 seconds. At the end of each month, we will take the proceeds from the shirt and split them to two charities selected by Keira.
Healthy Kids Run Series: Their get up and go mission is to engage communities and families by providing an inclusive youth running experience, inspiring kids to believe in themselves and lead an active healthy lifestyle. Learn more: https://healthykidsrunningseries.org/
Girls on The Run: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization “dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.” Learn more: https://www.girlsontherun.org/
If you haven’t heard Keira’s story yet, it’s one of the best as a 37-year-old star who ran in college, took a decade off, got married, started working in real estate, had kids and is now one of the best runners in the country.
After her win at the Houston Marathon, Keira made another appearance on The CITIUS MAG Podcast, where she shared more insight into her race and how she took down the record. She revealed that her husband’s nickname for her is “Buzzsaw” when she’s in great shape, which inspired the buzzsaw in the Team D’Amato logo.
“With a mile to go, I looked at my watch and I think I saw 2:12. It’s hard to do math when you’re so tired. So I was like, ‘What does that mean? I think I can do this but I need to keep going.’ It’s funny because when I get in really good shape, my husband calls me The Buzzsaw. Don’t stand in my way because Keira is just coming through. In the last mile, I don’t know what it was but I was clinging to that. I was physically saying aloud to myself, “Buzzsaw. Buzzsaw. Buzzsaw.” as ‘Keep going! Keep hanging on!’…I kept looking for the banner. I knew I was going to be able to see it. I was a little like, ‘Please just make this soon because I don’t know how much further I can go.’ When I made the turn and seeing the banner, that’s when I was like. ‘This is going to happen for me today.’”
The logo was designed by Katherine Burgess (who you can follow on Instagram @katherine_kart)