SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 9, 2016) – ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical bicycle, congratulates its athletes for outstanding performances in the 40th running of the TCS New York City Marathon. With fellow ElliptiGO athletes and Rio Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Jared Ward looking on as co-Grand Marshalls, three runners would go on to have top 10 finishes, with another three finishing in the top 20.
On the women’s side, Neely Spence-Gracey had the highest female finish of the day for an ElliptiGO athlete, crossing the line in a new personal best of 2:34:55, making her the 2nd American and 8th place overall finisher. This performance comes off her finish as the top American at the 2016 Boston Marathon this past spring. Not far back, fellow American Sara Hall crossed the line in 2:36:12, placing as 3rd American and 9th overall in the event.
In the men’s race, Shadrack (Shaddy) Biwott was the highest ElliptiGO finisher of the day, crossing the line in 2:12:01 to grab the 2nd place American and 5th place overall spot. Behind him, Craig Leon, a top ten finisher from 2015, nearly repeated the feat, finishing 11th in 2:17:14. Rounding out ElliptiGO athletes placing in the top 20, Matt Llano, who led some early miles in the event, finished 17th in 2:20:15, while Tim Ritchie crossed the line in 2:21:09.
“We are very proud of all of our athletes who competed today. Not only did they show true determination in their effort, but they should be applauded for all the hard work and dedication it took to get here in the first place,” said Bryan Pate, CEO and co-founder of ElliptiGO. “We are fortunate to be associated with such a great group of athletes and to be a part of their journey to success. To also have two ElliptiGO athletes and Rio Olympians serving as Grand Marshalls makes us proud about the distance we’ve come, and where we are headed as a valued cross-training tool in the running industry.”
ElliptiGO is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first elliptical bicycle to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes fitness. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide a strong cardiovascular workout that eliminates impact on joints and allows people to get out of the gym and enjoy the outdoors. Elliptical cycling is an effective way to build fitness without aggravating injuries, and it is great for everyone from the health-conscious to the elite athlete. The full line of ElliptiGO bikes is distributed through specialty running, cycling and fitness retailers nationwide, on Amazon.com and through elliptigo.com/