ElliptiGO Inc. Partners with the Atlanta Track Club to Provide New Training Opportunities to the Local Running Community
The Atlanta Track Club Brings in Eight ElliptiGOs for its Members’ Use
ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical cycle, today announced its partnership with the Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the U.S. Eight new ATC-branded ElliptiGOs are now available for their members to check out, take home, and use as needed. In addition, the ATC will be using the ElliptiGOs to pace various events throughout the year and will have them present at post-race expos and award ceremonies. So far, ElliptiGOs were used as pace vehicles at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in July, the largest 10K in the U.S. and US 10K Championship race, as well as being on hand for pre- and post-race events surrounding the Atlanta 10-Miler last weekend.
“We’re excited that this partnership has become a reality,” said Rich Kenah, executive director at Atlanta Track Club. “A fun and effective cross-training tool like the ElliptiGO will be of great value to our runners, so we’re very pleased to offer this as a benefit to our members.Our hope is that by giving them easy access to a low-impact, running-like workout, our runners will integrate more cross-training into their training programs. More cross-training can help our members stay injury-free, improve their performance, and maximize their potential.”
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After hundreds of miles run by testers, the Fortius Media Group, LLC reveals the top running shoes in its 2014 Running Network Fall Shoe Review.
"The Running Network shoe reviews have, since 1998, provided the consumer with a great series of options for finding the shoe that best fits their needs. From the tiniest of brands to the global leaders, Cregg Weinmann works hard to find you a shoe that makes sense for your feet," noted Larry Eder, publishing director of Fortius Media Group, LLC, and president of the Running Network, LLC.
By: Steve Nearman
Newcomer to marathons wins women's race, Uganda native Samuel Kosgei is men's champion
ARLINGTON, Va. – Most of the 20,000 runners who started Sunday’s 39th edition of the Marine Corps Marathon have been focusing for months and months on this most revered 26.2-mile challenge.
By Bob Dozoretz
Jeff Galloway, a highly respected published author and accomplished runner, wrote an article on minimum training to finish a marathon. Mr. Galloway has forgotten more training concepts than I ever had, but I need to disagree on some of his ideas.
As a coach, one of the first things I tell runners is that I always have a reason for anything I ask them to do. There is logic and experience behind my decisions so I feel confident as a coach recommending them. We’ll look at Galloway’s schedule and why I disagree.
He says that for a first marathon it is OK not to have a time goal, but you should have some idea what your pace is and some realistic time in mind, even if it’s 5 plus hours. Something.
Note from Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
I have a picture somewhere of Joan Benoit, as she was known then, with her Bowdoin baseball cap on backwards, running Boston Marathon. One of my training buddies ran with Joanie for much of 1979 Boston, and spoke of her, then, as now, with reverence.
Greg Meyer, the 1983 Boston Champ (and Chicago for that matter), has told me how he could not train with her day after day, because Joan Benoit Samuelson trained so hard. The Olympic Trials marathon, for those in the know in 1984, was probably tougher for Joan than the Olympic marathon.
By Jeff Benjamin
If there has ever been a "Great Sage" whose writings have influenced the world about the impact which Track and Field has had upon us, then Roberto L. Quercetani most definitely fits this description. An international journalist, records-keeper (He was one of the founders and the first President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians) Quercetani's writings have covered the sport for more than 3/4 of a century.
Germán Silva, George Spitz, Allan Steinfeld, and Kathrine Switzer — will comprise the 2014 NYRR Hall of Fame class, and former sports editor at the New York Times Neil Amdur, will receive the George Hirsch Journalism Award
NEW YORK - Four of distance running’s greatest revolutionaries—Germán Silva, George Spitz, Allan Steinfeld, and Kathrine Switzer—will comprise the 2014 induction class of the NYRR Hall of Fame, and president and owner of Amdur Productions and former sports editor at the New York Times Neil Amdur, will receive the George Hirsch Journalism Award, it was announced by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners, and George Hirsch, chairman of the board of New York Road Runners.
By Justin Lagat, RunBlogRun.com
The world major marathon title for men and the $500,000 prize money that goes with it will be at stake at the New York City marathon. The man who many see as the one to determine who wins that title is none other than Geoffrey Mutai. If he wins here, his training mate, Dennis Kimetto will automatically take the WMM title and if he doesn't and Wilson Kipsang does, then Kipsang will win the title. Any other elite who wins here will also result in Dennis Kimetto being declared the winner.
All-Metro Banquet to feature fastest American Marathoner in U.S. History, Ryan Hall
ATLANTA – Founded 50 years ago around the mission of honoring outstanding high school cross country and track & field athletes, Atlanta Track Club is making enhancements to theAll-Metro High School Cross Country Banquet as well as its awards selection process. As the organization moves into its next 50 years, it is recommitting itself to honoring the metro area’s top high school standouts in an exciting, new way.
#1) The Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend and Runner's Expo. Of course we had to list this event as the top reason to LOVE Myrtle Beach this Valentine's Day weekend! Enjoy red carpet treatment during this annual event, which after 18 years, offers something for everyone. The 2015 Valentine's Day race weekend is a great time to focus on the things you love...family, fellow runners, healthy lifestyle, wellness, beautiful beach, charitable giving, and the newest apparel.
The inaugural Jeff Galloway 13.1 and Barb’s 5K have gone virtual.
For those wanting to participate in either event hosted by America’s Running Coach Jeff Galloway and his wife Barbara Galloway, but are unable to make it due to travel issues: Problem solved.
With virtual race options now available, runners can participate without being present. With virtual races gaining popularity, runners can race the distances other participants will run, but let them to do these distances anywhere.
At midnight on Friday, Oct. 31, registration fees for all 2015 Little Rock Marathon events will increase and athletes planning to participate may want to register soon rather than later.
The Little Rock Marathon Weekend is presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
2015 Race Registration Opens November 1
Wilmington, N.C. – The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, produced by Set Up Events and benefiting the Wilmington Family YMCA, took place this past Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Nearly 2,200 triathletes from 43 states and several countries raced the half and full iron distance events. Additionally, more than 200 runners also participated in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K.