Bridgestone has been a Global Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 2014. As part of preparations for the upcoming Summer Games in Paris in 2024, they are taking up local initiatives in pursuit of their mission to support athletes and engage in charitable activities. As part of their projects in Poland, the brand is fielding a team for this year’s Bridgestone Marathon Relay, of which they are the title sponsor.
On September 24th, in the team relay on the royal distance, the Bridgestone brand will be represented by a unique bunch:
Marek Plawgo – track and field athlete, hurdler and sprinter, as well as the coordinator of the Bridgestone Olympic campaign.
“I am delighted that Bridgestone supports not just professional athletes but also all sports enthusiasts – including those who want to test their abilities in this relay. Running such a distance is a challenge that requires systematic preparation and the continuous overcoming of limitations and barriers, not only physical ones. Motivating participants and watching their achievements brings me great satisfaction.”
Grzegorz Sudoł – track and field athlete specialised in racewalking and ambassador of the B-Olympic Program, in which Bridgestone employees engage in sports and collect kilometres to provide financial support to charities.
“The relay in Warsaw is an important part of Bridgestone’s campaign related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024, which we are all looking forward to. I am glad that I can be an ambassador for these activities. Team sports are not only about striving for victory together but also about the joy of sharing our passion with wonderful people.”
Marta Franciszczak – a beneficiary of the Rak’n’Roll Foundation, covered by the B-Olympic Program.
“Before I got sick, I used to train intensively. My passion was running in half-marathons and marathons, I also took part in extreme races. Today, I want to show that victory can have different facets. Not only the sports-related victory involving competition and the pursuit of medals but also the victory over oneself and one’s weaknesses or illness.”
We can’t wait for the start of the Bridgestone Marathon Relay.
Let’s meet on the track, enjoy running, and support each other!