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Gabby Thomas + OLIPOP Partnership
What do we have in common with Gabby Thomas? We're both obsessed with gut health, fans of nutrition and the importance nutrition plays in the microbiome and overall health. Oh, yeah, and we really, really like our sodas. So, meet Gabby Thomas, our latest partnership, and learn more about why we chose to partner with her!
Who is Gabby Thomas?
Gabrielle "Gabby" Thomas is an American Olympic track and field athlete. Gabby is the third-fastest woman of all time in the 200 meters, winning the 2020 Olympic Trials with 21.61 seconds. At the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Gabby took home an individual bronze medal as well as a team silver medal. While her athletic career is impressive, Gabby's rise to track and field has been atypical. For starters, Gabby is a Harvard graduate, a lofty accomplishment for anybody, especially an Olympic athlete. In fact, Thomas is one of 23 Olympians in Harvard Track and Field history but the very first to medal in a track and field event. While a student at Harvard, Gabby competed in three collegiate seasons, garnering 22 conference titles in 6 different events.
As determined as she was in her sport, Gabby was equally as ambitious in the classroom, where she studied neurobiology and global health and policy. After graduating from college in 2019, Gabby continued to train, knowing that the Olympics were on the horizon. However, when Covid-19 became a pandemic, Gabby decided to go back to school and enrolled in a Master's program at the University of Texas to study epidemiology and health care management.
Gabby Thomas and OLIPOP Partnership
Today, elite athletes can decide to work with just about any brand. Thus, Thomas' partnership with OLIPOP is another sign of the evolving consumer landscape. More and more consumers, including Olympic athletes, are demanding products that have apparent health benefits. Luckily for us, our soda contains a scientifically proven formula to bolster digestive health. Gabby herself says, "As an athlete with a background in public health, I'm very careful about what I put into my body and have always been fascinated by the connection between what we consume and the way it makes us feel. I love OLIPOP because it's not only delicious, it's one of the few products of its kind that truly walks the walk. A lot of brands market their products as healthy, but not many can point to science and say, 'This is why we're good for you; here's the proof.'"
Our partnership came about thanks to World's Greatest, an innovative media platform that represents Olympic athletes and helps tell their stories through content. We are excited to partner with Gabby and work together to dig into the importance nutrition plays in the microbiome and overall health.
To learn more about Gabby and her career click here to watch a short documentary from World's Greatest.
- Gabrielle "Gabby" Thomas, our latest partnership, is an American Olympic track and field athlete.
- Gabby herself says, "As an athlete with a background in public health, I'm very careful about what I put into my body."
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