Kyle Merber is a professional middle distance runner whose primary goal for the 2016 season was to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the 1500m. But when he suffered a sacral stress reaction that took him away from running for a full five weeks, he began cross-training on an ElliptiGO elliptical bike. The fitness he built up allowed him to salvage the season and still qualify for and compete in the Olympic Trials final.
In the 40th running of the TCS New York City Marathon, three ElliptiGO athletes finished in the top 10 and six placed in the top 20, cheered on by Rio Olympians and fellow ElliptiGO athletes Meb Keflezighi and Jared Ward, who were co-Grand Marshalls of the race.
In the 2016 Chicago Marathon, after making ElliptiGO rides an integral part of his training, Brian Pilcher rewrote the record books as he passed through nearly every major checkpoint, establishing new U.S. 60–64 marks for the half marathon, 25K and 30K.
A new study conducted by researchers from leading universities and hospitals in the United States found that just 30 minutes of moderate exercise, done five times a week, can save you $2500 a year.
Cross-training has been demonstrated both by academic research and by elite masters athletes to maintain running fitness while reducing the occurrence and severity of injuries. We provide here two new research studies and a video of a discussion between four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi and the former president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting.
For a handful of ElliptiGO athletes, the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials was just one more step leading to their ultimate goal – participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Emily Infeld, Colleen Quiqley, Kate Grace and Shannon Rowbury all qualified to participate in the Games, joining Meb Keflezighi, who had previously qualified in the US Olympic Marathon Trials, as well as several ElliptiGO athletes from other countries.
With the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics now less than 45 days away, excitement is rapidly rising in the track and field world. For USA Olympic hopefuls, their biggest opportunity to date begins with the Olympic Team Trials, July 1-10, in Eugene, Oregon. ElliptiGO will be in “Tracktown, USA” supporting scores of athletes who train on ElliptiGO bikes and providing opportunities for the community to experience elliptical cycling.
Ohio University released the results of a new study comparing training on an ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle, which emulates the running motion, with run training. Findings revealed that training on the ElliptiGO bike produced similar physiological and subjective results in trained runners as compared to running over a 4-week training period.