Swiss sportswear brand On is delighted to announce the addition of 28-year-old British middle-distance runner Revée Walcott-Nolan to its roster of track athletes.
Walcot-Nolan captured the British 1500m title in 2021 and represented Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, further solidifying her status as a top-tier athlete on the global stage.
Walcott-Nolan, who claims Jamaican, English, and Irish ancestry, was inspired to take up athletics because of her grandmother who staunchly believed in her granddaughter’s talent.
After originally competing for Luton AC and then studying at St Mary’s in Twickenham, she continued to improve as a senior with the highlight of winning the British Championships and punching a last-minute ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
“We are super excited to welcome Revée to OAC Europe”, says On Athlete Partnership Manager Niklas Bühner. “Revée already had great results in the past, like winning the national championships and making the Olympics in 2021.”
Her Olympic experience proved to be a pivotal moment for Walcott-Nolan’s career in more than one sense: “In my heat at the Tokyo Olympics, I missed out on advancing to the semi-finals by 0.01s.
This race taught me a lot about confidence and positioning in races and that the smallest of errors can be the difference between making it through or not”, the 28-year-old says looking back.
“Revée is a perfect addition to the women’s side of the team, as she is already an experienced athlete and we expect her to be a leader on and off the track,” says OAC Europe Head Coach Thomas Dreissigacker.
”She improved quite a bit in the 800m and 1500m last year, and I think with our professional setup, it will be possible for her to take the next steps to reach a world-class level.”
With her sights set on the 2024 Olympic final, Revée’s dedication to her sport remains unwavering. As the next steps, the 28-year-old will join OAC Europe’s training camp in South Africa in January and then focus on indoor racing season in Europe.
In parallel to her athletic career, Walcott-Nolan is passionate about modelling and has graced the world of high fashion and sportswear and even made an appearance in the movie “Wonder Woman 1984”. Beyond the arenas of running and modelling, she channels her passion into interior design and fashion.
“It’s exciting to be a part of a brand like On that provides me with innovative and sustainably made products,” she says of her new partnership.
”I especially love the pace tank with its print and cropped design and my Cloudboom Echo 3. They are super light and help me to feel fast.”