Multisport: RunnersWeb.com Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

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Visitors up to 1,266,154 for January to June 2005 compared to 752,794 for same period in 2004.

The Runner's and Triathlete's Web (RunnersWeb.com Inc.) today announced a major traffic increase for the first six months of 2005. The running and triathlon resource portal, which is based in Ottawa, Canada, is now averaging over 7,200 visitors per day.

January 1 - June 30, 2004: Visitors:752,794, PageViews: 3,927,605

January 1 - June 30, 2005: Visitors: 1,266,154, Pageviews: 6,718,156

Events

RunnersWeb.com provides coverage of multisport with a focus on running and triathlon. In addition to event calendars and results, the site provides race previews and reports from internationally recognized sources such as Race Results Weekly and Track Profile Report. During the Tour de France the site provides daily reports from James Raia.

Content

RunnersWeb.com has a number of established authors and agencies such as Owen Anderson, Lance Watson, Carmichael Training Systems, and Peak Performance Online (UK) providing training articles and features on a regular basis.

Content on the site is indexed by the major news search engines such as Google and MSN and the site provides an RSS feed available through Yahoo's myYahoo!

The site also carries a monthly running trivia quiz and photo recognition quiz.

Digest

The site publishes a free, weekly (Friday) Runner's And Triathlete's Web Digest for subscribers.

Sponsorships

The site is very involved in the local multisport community through sponsorship of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team - a women's running and multisport club, the OAC GatineauTriathlon, the OAC Corporate Relay, and Somersault Promotions, an Ottawa multisport event organizer and was the presenting sponsor for a Dave Scott Triathlon clinic this past spring.

Testimonials

Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete and Coach

"The Runner's Web is my all time favorite site, the first one I go to everyday."

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner's World Magazine

"I'm a big fan of your RunnersWeb.com site".

Finish Line Sports:

"Runner's Web is an amazing site. Everything you could possibly want to know about running is there. There are links to every possible place on the web that has to do with running! This is a site worth bookmarking!"

Alan Brookes, Race Director, ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Canada Running

"RunnersWeb.com is your definitive Daily News for runners. A day without it is like a day without your run!"

Kor van der Bij, AtletiekWereld.nl

"I am a fan of RunnersWeb. We watch the site every day to get the latest. This site is hot!"

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