SAN DIEGO, CA (April 26, 2013)— ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, today announced that the inaugural RE:RUN San Diego Road Race and Track Meet on May 5th will feature the first-ever one-mile ElliptiGO race on a running track. Elite masters runner and reigning ElliptiGO world champion Rusty Snow will take on pro runner Craig Leon in the men’s division. The women’s division will feature 2008 Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet challenging 2012 NCAA Division II Track Athlete of the Year, Betsy Graney. The winner of each race will establish a new ElliptiGO record and be awarded $1,000 in prize money.
“It’s a real honor to be introducing this new style of racing at a professional track meet of RE:RUN’s caliber,” stated Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “With increasing numbers of collegiate and professional athletes adopting the ElliptiGO as part of their training regimen, we knew it was just a matter of time before they’d want to start racing them on the track. We couldn’t be happier with the athletes who are pioneering this new sport or with the how receptive the team at RE:RUN has been to the idea.”
Since its introduction in 2010, the ElliptiGO has become the cross-training tool of choice for more than 70 elite athletes as well as dozens of university and professional teams around the world. The ElliptiGO Mile at RE:RUN is one of five ElliptiGO-only events planned for 2013. Others include the ElliptiGO Double in Colorado, the New England ElliptiGO Summer Classic in Massachusetts, and the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling in California.
In addition to the four racers in the ElliptiGO Mile, several other ElliptiGO athletes will be competing in the track meet include 2012 Olympic 800-meter runner and National Champion Alysia Montaño, 2012 Olympic 800-meter runner Geena Gall, 8-Time All American Katie Mackey, and 2012 USA Road 10K Champion Chelsea Reilly.
ElliptiGO, Inc. is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO® delivers a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact. Elliptical biking is an effective way to build cardiovascular fitness without aggravating injuries and is great for everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. The ElliptiGO provides the most comfortable, fun and efficient way to get outside and be active. The full line of ElliptiGOs is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the company’s website: www.elliptigo.com.
About RE:RUN San Diego
RE:RUN San Diego is a live sporting event that combines a 5k and 10k race with a premier invitational track meet. Runners can choose to participate in a 5k road race or a challenging 10k that begins on the road and takes participants through the hiking trails of Florida Canyon. After the morning race, participants will enter Balboa Stadium to watch top tier athletes compete for glory and a prize purse of $60,000. For more information and to register, visit: www.rerunsandiego.com