Friday, June 22, 2007

Accelerade off to a Running Start!

Holy moley... I get bored on the treadmill (aka, "dreadmill") after 10 minutes, let alone 24 hours. Infinite kudos!
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NEW YORK, June 22

An endurance runner covered a distance greater than five marathons over 24 hours to help kick off the introduction of a new sports drink.The launch of Cadbury Schweppes Beverages' Accelerade, a protein-enhanced sports drink, was highlighted by endurance runner Dean Karnazes, who ran on a treadmill for 24 consecutive hours, said a release from Accelerade.

Karnazes attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the longest run on a treadmill in a 24-hour period. He ran more than 130 miles but was just short of the record, the drink's Web site, www.accelerade.com.In addition, Karnazes raised awareness for prostate cancer and $21,000 for Athletes for a Cure.

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Link: http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/75463.html

2 comments:

  1. omg...unless i had brad pitt dancing in front of me i would neverrrrrr be on the treadmill for more than 15 minutes. it's so boring! i've seen people bring dvd players to play movies to the gym HAHAHA. now that's clever.

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  2. Hi,

    I’ve seen you like to run! I’m from the Netherlands and running is also a hobby of mine.

    I’ve developed a GPS running webpage. This webpage draws a line in Google Earth so that you can see where you have been. You also can ‘fly’ above the route by pressing ‘play’. When you have uploaded your trip you can analyze your run by means of height, heartbeat and speed graphs.

    You can even put your trip on your own web log. Check mine to see how that looks like.

    All these features are free and I hope you have some time to check the TTSM webpage.

    There are already a lot of runners active at our page. Here’s a trip of the New York friendship run of 2006.

    Regards,

    Martyn

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