ElliptiGO Project Member Runs Record-Setting 5K

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Elite Masters Runner Brian Pilcher Smashes American 5,000-meter Record for Men 55-59

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Brian Pilcher, the 2011 U.S. National Champion for Men 55-59 in the 5,000 and 10,000-meters on the track, clocked a 16:05.12 in the 5K at the SF State Distance Carnival to set a new American record for Men 55-59 this past weekend. This new standard is more than nine seconds faster than the previous mark of 16:14.55 held by Rick Becker. An inaugural member of The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite runners focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, Pilcher has used the ElliptiGO to recover from various injuries that sidelined him for all of 2010.

About The ElliptiGO Project
The ElliptiGO Project exists to make runners faster through innovation. The Project is currently recruiting elite runners with ambitious goals who are interested in exploring innovative new ways of getting faster and staying healthy and affiliating with other organizations that share the goal of improving athletes’ performance through innovation. The Project tests new training techniques through competition, both on the track and on the road, and reports its findings with candor. http://www.theelliptigoproject.com

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