Male athlete wearing orange T-shirt over long sleeve black top, white cap, and orange bone conducting headphones, stands with arms folded and gazes off camera. The landscape behind him looks green and rocky.
Credit: Shokz/The PHA Group/Tom Evans

One of Britain’s greatest ever ultrarunners joins forces with open-ear headphone pioneers

Shokz, the global consumer electronics brand, has today announced one of the world’s leading ultrarunners, Tom Evans, as a brand ambassador. Last year, Tom Evans – renowned for his extraordinary achievements in ultra-marathon running – became only the second European ever to win the 100-mile gruelling Western States Endurance Run, cementing himself as one of the world’s most respected ultrarunners.

Combining his passion for both fitness and music, Tom Evans embodies Shokz’s commitment to help enhance active lifestyles through unmatched sound experiences. Tom Evans is an advocate of Shokz’s open-ear features, which maintains his situational awareness when he’s either on the road or on trails. As part of the partnership, Tom Evans will continue to use Shokz’s range of products as part of his training regime, as he attempts to win the world’s most competitive trail ultramarathon in the world later this year, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB).

A former British Army captain, Tom Evans discovered his capabilities when he entered his first ever ultramarathon in 2017 – the Marathon de Sables, a 251km race across the Sahara Desert. Remarkably, he finished in third place – the best result any European had ever achieved in the history of the race. Turning professional a year later, Tom Evans has since won several prestigious races, establishing himself as one of the world’s leading ultra runners.

On becoming a Shokz ambassador, Tom Evans said: “I’m thrilled to be part of the Shokz family. The headphones are a total game-changer for me. Whether it’s travelling, racing or training at home, they’ve become a staple of my kit – they’re as important to me as my running shoes!”

Daisy Cong, International Marketing Director, said of the partnership: “We’re delighted to welcome Tom as an ambassador. He’s an incredibly inspiring and talented individual that aligns perfectly with our values and ethos. Tom has some big aspirations this year and we look forward to supporting him along the way.”

Shokz is the world’s leading pioneer in Open-Ear technology, with all users enjoying an open-ear listening experience. Using Bone Conduction Technology or DirectPitch™ Technology, Shokz headphones transmit sound to your ears without obstructing them. They are designed to let you enjoy your music and podcasts without compromising on safety and comfort. Shokz headphones are available in various models, such as the OpenRun Pro, the OpenFit and the OpenSwim, to suit different needs and preferences.