Track & Field World Championship Medalist and Olympian, Brenda Martinez, Joins Cercacor as Newest Athlete Ambassador
IRVINE, Calif., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Cercacor today announced world-record-holder runner BrendA Martinez is the latest champion to become an Athlete Ambassador with the company. Cercacor makes Ember TM the world's first non-invasive hemoglobin tracker for endurance athletes. Ember enables endurance athletes and their trainers to non-invasively measure hemoglobin, oxygen content, oxygen saturation, perfusion index, pleth variability index, pulse rate, and respiration ratein approximately 30 seconds.
Martinez is a middle-distance, elite track & field championship medalist and Olympian. With her three other Olympian teammates, she broke the indoor distance medley relay world record (10:40.31) in Boston on January 28, 2017. Among her many other achievements include being the 2016 USA Indoors 1500m Champion (4:08.57). Martinez will share her experiences using Ember through her and Cercacor's websites, social media, a series of videos and limited appearances.
When Martinez won the bronze medal in the 800 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in 2013 (PR 1:57.91), she became the first American woman to ever place in the top three in this event at the world championships. (Martinez may be upgraded to silver, instead, pending the final appeal and adjudication of a suspended athlete.)
Before earning her degree in 2010 from the University of California Riverside, Martinez was a three-time, NCAA All-American. She currently lives in Big Bear, CA with her husband Carlos Handler and has used Ember since December 2016.
Smaller than a smartphone and using only light, Ember enables users easy and immediate access to key data about their bodies as part of their strategic training regimen. Users download the Ember app to their (Apple / iOS) smartphone or tablet, which then connects to the Ember device via Bluetooth. Athletes and trainers use the app to view, build a historic record, and segment and track their collective data. Ember is available on Cercacor's website, http://www.cercacor.com.