Brian’s story is energizing and emboldening people all around the world, and they are sharing in our excitement to watch him toe the line on Sunday. Runner's World chatted with Brian and just published an article capturing his story. He was also recently profiled with a group of other inspiring runners in a video series.
Earlier this year, ElliptiGO expert and enthusiast Idai Makaya invited you to participate in the Longest Ride Challenge. As Idai makes his final preparations for his 2,700 kilometer (1,700 mile) round trip journey between John o’Groats and Land’s End using his ElliptiGO bike, Jane LeGore and Jim Cremer have penned a letter to Idai on behalf of the Global ElliptiGO Riders Club and ElliptiGO enthusiasts around the world. This is their message.
Brian Reynolds set the official double below-the-knee amputee world record in the Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017, where he ran 3:06:31.
Kitty Vernooij, an ElliptiGO rider from the Netherlands, set a new women’s 24-hour distance record on an ElliptiGO bike of 229.9-miles (370km).
Tim Woodier, a British endurance athlete has become the first person to climb the equivalent height of Mount Everest in one ride while riding an ElliptiGO elliptical bike. The feat, known as “Everesting,” required him to tally total elevation gain of 29,029 feet (8848 meters).
Tera Moody, a former World Marathon Championships competitor, has always been a fierce competitor. In her first distance event riding an ElliptiGO bike, she endured strong winds and a steady cold rain to achieve her goal of riding 150 miles. That only whet her appetite to go for a bigger challenge: the 24-hour mileage mark. But could she do it in a late winter ride, after training only indoors for three months?
In the 7th Annual World Championships of Elliptical Cycling, both the returning female and male champions defended their titles. Rusty Snow continued his stranglehold on the event, cruising to his fifth straight victory. Sarah Brown sliced more than 4 minutes off the women’s record that she set last year. She is now the fastest woman ever in the event by more than 12 minutes.
The winners of the inaugural 10-Mile Championships of Elliptical Cycling etched their names in the history books, setting the official course record and the standard that future challengers will strive to beat.