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June 5, 2013

Brooks finds traction in running shoe specialization

CBS News’ Ben Tracy reports on the turnaround Brooks running shoes made under current CEO Jim Weber and how Warren Buffett plans to grow it into a $1.5 billion running shoe empire.


May 5, 2013

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Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett gestures at the start of a 5km race sponsored by Brooks Sports Inc., a Berkshire-owned company, in Omaha May 5, 2013, a day after the company’s annual …


May 5, 2013

2,000 accept invitation to Berkshire’s first run for the crystal

With gray skies and a 42-degree temperature in downtown Omaha, Warren Buffett climbed a platform in his Brooks running gear Sunday morning, ready to pop the starter’s pistol for the inaugural Berkshire Hathaway Invest in Yourself 5K run.


May 4, 2013

Berkshire Annual Meeting: Warren Buffett’s Highlights

It’s the weekend where Warren Buffett lovers, and this year one supposed contrarian, descend on his home town to pepper him with questions for six hours, buy discount furniture from his store, throw newspapers and eat steak and Dairy Queen Dilly Bars..


May 3, 2013

Running with Warren

FBN’s Liz Claman speaks with Brooks CEO Jim Weber on the exclusive shoe they’re selling at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.


May 3, 2013

Berkshire 5K sponsor anticipates ‘a really fun race’

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s “Invest in Yourself” 5K race at 8 a.m. Sunday is expected to attract about 2,000 runners, including shareholders of the Omaha investment company and people who simply want to run for charitable causes.


May 3, 2013

Breaking Brad: THE Berkshire shareholders edition

* The inaugural Berkshire “Invest in Yourself” 5K is Sunday. Because it’s Omaha, the road race needs a silly theme. I know — everyone runs 3.1 miles while holding a Dilly Bar.

* Actually, there’s a been a schedule change. With the May weather we’re having, instead of a Berkshire 5K run, the event will be a dog-sled competition.


May 3, 2013

Fox reporter Liz Claman talks emails from Buffett and loving Omaha

Liz Claman has been to Omaha 16 times.

As a reporter and anchor for Fox Business in New York, she has covered the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting and Warren Buffet for years. But this time will be different.

After her usual interview with Buffett, she’ll run in the first Berkshire Hathaway “Invest in Yourself 5K” — both to prove that her scoliosis hasn’t held her back and to raise money for Boston.


May 2, 2013

Warren Buffett makes shareholders sweat

There’s one surefire way to get face time with Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s BRK.A +1.27% annual shareholders’ meeting this weekend: Outrun thousands of other shareholders and fans in the company’s inaugural 5K race.


April 30, 2013

10 easy ways to invest in your health

Making a change in your life is an investment. It takes hard work, time, brain power, sometimes physical pain and maybe some money.


April 22, 2013

12 Days of Berkshire Hathaway

On May 4, thousands of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) faithful will descend on Omaha for the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

They will be there to toss newspapers onto the porch of a Clayton Home. They will be there to try on Justin boots, buy GEICO insurance, eat at Gorat’s steakhouse, wander the Nebraska Furniture Mart, and run in the Brooks “Invest in Yourself” 5k race. And, of course, they will be there to hear Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger — two of the greatest investors of our time — answer questions from shareholders and the media.


April 11, 2013

Brooks: Running toward success in a niche market

When Jim Weber took over as CEO of Brooks Sports in 2001, the company was floundering. So the St. Paul, Minn., native, and son of a bowling alley operator decided to make a bold move: He dropped 40 percent of Brooks’ footwear, re-focused the brand entirely on technical-performance running shoes and re-branded the company “Brooks Running Shoes.” It was a risk, but one that paid off.


March 25, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway On the Run

Jim Weber likes to push his parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, as well as his fellow CEOs. The head of Bothell, Wash.-based Brooks Sports will be one of the many Berkshire brand leaders, employees and shareholders to lace up their sneakers for the company’s first “Invest in Yourself” 5K, presented by Brooks and held on May 5 in Omaha, Neb.


February 21, 2013

Buffett Track Record Boosts Brooks With Sneakers Surging

When Warren Buffett fires the starting gun for the inaugural race at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A)’s annual meeting in May, he won’t simply be searching for his fastest manager. The billionaire also will be spotlighting Brooks Sports, the event’s main sponsor and a Berkshire company.


January 24, 2013

Buffett Adds Fun Run to Annual Meeting to Complement Soda

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), will add a five-kilometer run this year to an annual-meeting weekend known for featuring snacks like ice cream and candy.


January 24, 2013

Tom Rotunno Tweeted

5k fun run planned for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend; Warren Buffett to fire starting gun. http://bit.ly/TisR2C


January 24, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway adds 5k race to sugar-filled weekend

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett, the famed investor and notorious lover of cheeseburgers and cherry-flavored sodas, a competitive runner?

Not exactly. But his face is on a new running shoe.


January 24, 2013

Buffett’s firm adds 5k run to shareholder weekend

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will now be able to work off all the See’s Candy and Dairy Queen treats they enjoy at the company’s annual meeting with a 5k run.


January 24, 2013

5k fun run planned for Berkshire weekend; Warren Buffett to fire starting gun

Dust off your running shoes, Berkshire fans.

This year, the first-ever “Invest in Yourself” 5k fun run will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5, during the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting weekend in Omaha.

 

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