SOURCE: LandRoller Inc.

April 10, 2007 16:09 ET

LandRoller Releases New Apolo Anton Ohno Skate

Signature Skate Designed by the Speed Skating Champion

HERMOSA BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- LandRoller Inc. ( announces today the official release of its new Apolo Anton Ohno Limited Edition skates. Apolo Anton Ohno, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and currently a contender on ABC's hit television show "Dancing with the Stars," signed on to endorse the radical new skate in 2005 and worked closely with the LandRoller design team throughout 2006 to refine the signature skate to his high standards. Ohno, who has been America's number one short track speed skater since 2001, got his start on wheels as a champion inline skater prior to his introduction to the short track speed skating event on ice.

"Inline racing was my first sport, and I love getting back out on wheels whenever I can," said Ohno. "I'm also a huge believer in innovation, so when I put on my first pair of LandRoller skates I said, 'wow, I have to be a part of this.' I've raced in many different inlines, but LandRoller skates are it for me from here on out. They totally open up the sport to new terrain and performance capabilities, so I can't tell you how proud I am to be able to put my name on such a groundbreaking product."

"Apolo's input into our design and testing program has been priceless," says Brian Conners, LandRoller's President & CEO. "To have him so excited about our skates means everything, and his level of commitment has been extraordinary. He instills that intense commitment to perfection in everything he does, so he really pushed us to create a great skate and gave us so many valuable ideas that will make their way into our next generation LandRollers."

The Apolo Anton Ohno Limited Edition LandRoller Skates are available exclusively at ($239.99msrp). The red/gray skates have a custom boot for a more rigid, high performance ride with speed lacing, extra interior padding, a special buckling system and boot uppers, and Apolo's signature graphic.

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