lululemon athletica inc. has welcomed elite distance runner, Jessica Stenson, as its new Australia and New Zealand ambassador. The four-year partnership will support Stenson both on and off the track – from major marathons to the birth of her second child in 2023.

The elite runner and gold medalist provides credibility in the Australian market and will help generate awareness for lululemon’s technical running products that support high performance athletes in training and competition.

“I can’t wait to support with product testing and development, meet a network of like-minded people, and represent an inclusive brand that’s truly integrated in my life. Partnering with Iululemon is such a natural alignment given our shared focus on wellbeing, and I’m excited to be on board for this next chapter of my life and running career,”Stenson said.

Stenson will put lululemon’s products to the test and provide insight that will inform the future design and development of products in the running and footwear category. Her partnership will also be grounded in a shared purpose to empower create impact in the community.

lululemon Australia and New Zealand vice president, Paul Tinkler said, “We are so proud to welcome Jess to the lululemon ambassador family and support her on and off the track. Jess was a natural choice to become lululemon’s next ambassador, given her passion and positive approach to wellbeing.

“Her journey is inspiring to so many, she is a role model to people of all ages and is leading the way for the next generation of runners to lace up their sneakers. We’re excited to partner with Jess on the exciting next chapter she has ahead.”