ElliptiGO Project Member Julie Culley Competes in the 2012 Olympic 5,000m Finals

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U.S. Olympic Trials Champion, Julie Culley, Runs a Personal Best to Qualify for the Finals of the Women’s 5,000-Meters in the London 2012 Olympics

Julie Culley training on the ElliptiGO

The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite runners focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today announced that ElliptiGO Project Member and 2012 U.S. 5K Olympic Trials Champion, Julie Culley, competed in the finals of the Women’s 5,000-meter Event at the 2012 Olympics in London. Culley earned her spot in the finals by running a personal best time of 15:05.38 in the qualifying round.

Reflecting back on her path to the 2012 Olympics, Culley believes that staying healthy was the key to her success. “I’ve had my best year ever leading up to the Olympics,” remarked Culley. “I’ve managed to avoid injury, which has allowed me to train at a higher level for longer. Listening to my body and using cross-training to fill in the gaps, has been key.”

An inaugural member of The ElliptiGO Project, Culley has purposefully incorporated cross-training on the ElliptiGO into her training routine with the goal of getting faster while avoiding injury. “I use the ElliptiGO to get a workout in, stretch my legs, and get the blood flowing on days when I’m not scheduled to do any running or impact activity. On my long run days, I get on the ElliptiGO to add on additional miles without putting the extra miles on my legs. Especially if my form starts to break down or when I’m trying to build my mileage up, it’s a gateway to getting the time in without the draining effects of those last few miles.”

The ElliptiGO Project is currently recruiting elite runners with ambitious goals who are interested in exploring innovative new ways of getting faster and staying healthy. To join the Project, athletes are required to have achieved a significant running milestone, be pursuing an inspiring running-related goal, and want to authentically integrate new training tools and techniques in order to help them achieve that goal. In addition, athletes must be willing to share their training and results with other members of the team. For more information about The ElliptiGO Project, visit the website at http://www.theelliptigoproject.com.

About The ElliptiGO Project
The ElliptiGO Project exists to make runners faster through innovation. It is currently growing membership, adding new innovative running tools, and affiliating with other organizations that share the same 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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