Brooks Prints Elite Marathoner Trading Cards

Brooks put out a set of promotional trading cards to highlight its runners in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon race on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

For the past several years, Brooks has produced promotional trading cards for the track athletes and marathoners it sponsors. (Think baseball cards, only with runners!) Here’s a look at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials trading cards set. In each pack, there are 15 cards with a glittery, holographic background (but no bubble gum sticks!) highlighting Brooks runners such as Desiree Linden, a 2012 Olympic marathoner, and Ryan Vail, one of the fastest U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers with a 2:10:57 PR. On the back of each card, the athlete’s nickname, racing style, PRs, Twitter handle and other details are called out. Here’s a sampling of some of the best ones:

Desiree Linden’s Walk Up Song: “Sympathy for the Devil,” The Rolling Stones

Ryan Vail’s Race-Day Hashtag: #PutOnYourBigBoyPants

Katie Kellner’s Celebratory Drink: The tears of my competitors.

Jen Rock’s Racing Style: Blissful, Salty, Mysterious

Bobby Curtis’s nickname: “Ole Tex”

Luke Humphrey’s nickname: “Mr. Pants”

Dot McMahan’s Celebratory Drink: Belgian wit beer

Clint Verran’s Nickname: Old Man Verran

Melanie Brender’s Race-Day Hashtag: “I prefer race-day hash browns”

Melissa Johnson-White’s Celebratory Drink: Dirty Martini

Mohammed Hrezi’s Nickname: Mo Daddy

Desiree Linden’s Race-Day Hashtag: #DEStinationaRIO

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