Did you all hear about Tyler Andrew, an elite young American runner who ran a treadmill world record half marathon? He did it in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 18 seconds, ON A TREADMILL!!!
That was 11 seconds faster than the previous world record. You can read the complete story from Runner's World and see his video HERE.
He set this record on the ProForm Boston Marathon GSX Treadmill! His speed for the entire half marathon was 12.4 mph. He learned in the last 2 minutes of the race that he was behind pace, so he increased his speed to 15 mph! This is the only home treadmill with the capability of going 15 mph!
I've had the pleasure of using this treadmill at a previous Runner's World event that I was invited to. I can't believe everything this baby can do. I'm pretty confident that I won't ever be running 15mph on it, but I would definitely be using some of the other fun features it has.
It has some great embedded video training workouts.
This treadmill has a wireless SpeedRing so you can adjust your speed without breaking stride to reach forward on the console.
T This treadmill goes to 20% incline and 6% decline that automatically adjusts with iFit technology onboard.
C Probably my favorite thing about this treadmill is that you can an watch Google Street View of routes you’ve drawn or maps pre-drawn at iFit.
This ProForm Boston Marathon GSX Treadmill also features state-of-the-art adjustable cushioning. So, whether you’re training for road-surface outdoor events-or taking care to ease stress on your knees, ankles or back-the GSX is specially designed with advanced push off stability (that other treadmills neglect).
It also includes Adidas® ANT+ wireless heart rate monitoring.
Gym Source is the exclusive retailer for this limited edition product. Make sure to check out their website to find out how YOU can benefit by training on this treadmill. You might find some other features that you are looking for in a treadmill that I didn't mention here.
So whether it's one you own or one that you are using at the gym, what features do you most appreciate on a treadmill?