British pop star ELLIE GOULDING has teamed up with bosses at Nike to inspire women to take up running.
The Starry Eyed hitmaker, an avid jogger, has helped designers at the sportswear giant come up with a new athletic shoe in the hope her female fans will start pounding the pavements in preparation for the upcoming Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, D.C.
Goulding has also remixed her second album Halcyon to give runners a lift as they train.
She says, "As I head from a busy tour schedule to promote my album into the final two weeks of my training to run the Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. on April 28, it's clear how important both music and running are in my life.
"So it's a pleasure to be able to share this exclusive new Halcyon album of remixes with my fans and fellow running friends with the hope that the music inspires you, and motivates you to keep going strong as you put the finishing touches on your race day training."