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.
In just two years, Lamorna Brown Swigart has gone from someone who admittedly was not fit or athletically inclined, to riding her ElliptiGO bike more than 1100 miles from Oregon to Mexico. As she ticks off longer and bigger athletic challenges, she also raises funds for charities in her quest to "GO for Good."
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.”
Say “stress fracture” to an elite runner and chances are you’ll elicit a wince. The rigorous demands of training and competing at a world-class level can bring a finely tuned body to its knees. Amanda Eccleston knows that all too well. Fortunately, she discovered how an ElliptiGO bike can keep her in top condition while reducing the pounding and chance of injury.
In honor of International Women’s Day (#IWD2016), we celebrate these ElliptiGO riders who accomplished great feats over the past year. Some broke records, others broke through boundaries – all shone brightly. We are proud of them.
A dynasty running program has emerged in Temecula, California. Since 2010, the Wolfpack of Great Oak High School has claimed seven state championships in cross country. At the helm of these juggernauts is Doug Soles, head coach for both the girls’ and boys’ teams – and a strong believer in training on ElliptiGO bikes.
When Jane LeGore’s doctor told her, “Stop running now and don’t run any more. You need a total hip replacement,” she quickly researched options. Fortunately for our January Rider of the Month – and the ElliptiGO rider community – she soon found another outlet to rebuild her fitness and psyche.