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.
Since its beginning in 2010, the 11.69mi, 4209-foot climb up Palomar Mountain’s South Grade has played host to the World Championships of Elliptical Cycling. Elite athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds, as well as competitive early-adopters of elliptical cycling have established this course as the ultimate measure of one’s ElliptiGO fitness.
Following the spirit of Sir Edmund Hillary, Bruno Pollet set off in July to be the first person to climb the Col du Tourmalet on an ElliptiGO Arc. “I asked myself, ‘Why not test the Arc on it?’ I thought it would be quite the challenge.”
Will Billau is the fortunate winner of our “Loving Home” bike giveaway. We re-connected with him a few months after he received his "new" bike to get his thoughts about the experience with this very special bike.
Many of us grew up riding bikes helmetless around the neighborhood, so we are reluctant to wear a helmet now. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 84 percent of bicycle deaths are to persons age 20 and older. Be smart. Be safe. Wear a helmet.
For many people, riding a bicycle 1300 miles (2100km) would be a very good year. Stuart Blofeld rode that distance in just over seven days to complete the first-ever Wild Atlantic Way Audax (WAWA), a timed event that runs the length of the longest coastal road in the world, skirting the entire western coast of Ireland.
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.
Physical Therapist Anna Thatcher completed the 129-mile Death Ride, which features more than 15,000 feet of climbing. This marked the seventh year in a row that an ElliptiGO rider has finished all five passes of the grueling ride.