About the Company
Marathon Sport is a sports lifestyle company established in 2017 based in Philadelphia,Pa. Our company provides quality sports apparel and high level training from youth through the professional ranks.
We understand that for athletes to reach their full potential they need to be both physically & mentally balanced at all times. Marathon Sport is committed to developing elite services and products to partake in the global market share of the sports industry.
At Marathon Sport our mission is to become a global leader in the sports lifestyle industry.
At Marathon Sport, our company and staff is dedicated to being immersed in the sports world and continuously strives to find new ways to develop, grow, and influence the sports industry.
We are committed to keeping the highest level of service keeping clients satisfaction a main priority.
Marathon Sport operates with integrity and ethical business practices at all times.
We are dedicated to the process of being great, success doesn't come overnight so we remain married to the process.
- Hard Work
Nothing worth having comes easy we are willing to put in the work to achieve our desired results.
Marathon Sport is committed to taking athletes to the next level. To do so, we continuously seek out and develop innovative solutions for our clients and the athletic community.
- Community Engagement
We understand the importance of giving back and willingly accept the responsibility that we at Marathon Sport have to the communities which we serve.
About the Founders
About Khalif Wyatt
Khalif is the youngest of three children, raised by a hard-working single mother in Norristown, PA, a small town not far outside of Philadelphia. From the early age of 5 years old, Khalif played with passion; striving only to be the best. Looking up to great players like the legendary Allen Iverson and LeBron James, Khalif consistently worked hard to perfect his craft. And it all paid off.... Going into his senior season he decided to attend Temple University. As a freshman in high school nobody in the area can say they thought Khalif Wyatt was a Division 1 basketball player, let alone good enough to play at Temple University for legendary head coach Fran Dunphy. Khalif capped off his senior season in High School with bringing Norristown Area High School its first District 1 Championship since 1990-1991. His career at Temple was far from smooth. Early in his time at Temple he heavily contemplated leaving Temple and going elsewhere, but due to his great support system he decided to stay with the cherry and white. After only playing in 5 games as a freshman he went on to be the Atlantic 10 6th man of the year in his sophomore campaign. Followed that up with being the teams 2nd leading scorer and was voted 2nd team All Atlantic 10 (Should’ve been 1st). In his senior season Khalif brought all of the cities hardware home, racking in 1st Team All Atlantic 10, 1st team All Big 5, as well as Atlantic 10 and Big 5 POY. Despite not being picked up in the draft, Khalif found himself being invited to go to veterans camp with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 season. He played with the team throughout the preseason and after being cut from the team, he immediately inked a deal with one of the best teams in China, the Guangdong Tigers. This small town guy was on his way to an international playing field.
Khalif's horizons were being expanded, as were his opportunities. While in China Khalif definitely made his mark. and would go on to finish his rookie season in the NBDL with the Springfield Armor. The following season he took his talents to Israel to play for Hapoel Eilat. He played for there for 2 years, where in both years he was named Israeli Guard of the Year. In his fourth professional season he decided to stay in Isreal but to play for a different club, Hapoel Holon, where he has played for the past year.
Playing on teams within Israel's top league has been a great experience where he has been able to hone his skills both on and off the court even further. Khalif is still maturing, both as a basketball player, as well as a person. Giving back to his community is very important to him and therefore, Khalif looks forward to sponsoring different events, such as Norristown Appreciation Day and a Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive each year. In addition to these philanthropic efforts, Khalif also is diversifying his talents and now is beginning to look into real estate investing and has founded Wyatt 1 Holdings, LLC to work with like-minded individuals who, too, are interested in building wealth through real estate.
Overall, what Khalif has learned during his journey is that with hard work, motivation and persistence, you can bring your dreams to fruition....It's that MARATHON MINDSET that has sustained Khalif thus far and is what will be his fuel in the days to come.
About Christopher M. Darden
“To be the voice and example for young entrepreneurs creating successful businesses and valuing ownership; using my business models or knowledge given back through philanthropic efforts.”
Christopher Darden is an entrepreneur and young mogul looking to educate others about the road to entrepreneurship by sharing what he has learned along his own personal journey.
Christopher Darden is the epitome of how one’s hard work and tenacity can lead to the achievement of one’s aspirations. Currently he is operating as the CEO of several companies, specificallyChristopher Darden Real Estate Investing, LLC, Black Diamond Construction Services,LLC, and Marathon Sport,LLC.
Early on, Christopher was able to recognize the similarities between what he was being asked to do while working a 9-5 with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Gucci and the Jay Morrison brand, and what he was working towards in his professional career.
From there, Mr. Darden realized that, with his knowledge base, he has the ability to successfully run his own multi-mullion dollar business and positively affect those around him with vision, leadership and opportunity.
All of Christopher’s hard work does not and has not gone unnoticed. Due to his relentless dedication to achieving his goals, Mr. Darden has been provided with the opportunity to showcase his talents in a number of venues including schools, community centers, and banks public speaking. With the positive reenforcement from the responses Christopher has dedicated his philanthropic efforts to his signature free financial series Buying Town Back to educate the community monthly.
In addition to Mr. Darden is now lending his knowledge and skillset to an even wider audience he will be penning his first book, How to Manifest a Billion Dollar Brand, due to be released in early 2018.