ElliptiGO Project Runner Katie Mackey Wins 1500 Meters at Oxy High Performance Meet

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Mackey runs a personal best time of 4:04:60 to set a new meet and stadium record

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The PR’s and the wins don’t come often at this level which makes them so sweet when they do. I feel better than I've ever felt and I'm so excited for the rest of the season.

ElliptiGO Project member and 8-time All American Katie Mackey clocked a 4:04:60 to take first place in the 1500 meters at the Oxy High Performance Meet on May 17th. In a dramatic sprint finish, Mackey was declared the winner with a new stadium record, a new meet record, an “A” standard qualifying time, and her personal best time by two seconds.

Mackey, who placed 9th in the 1500 meters at the 2012 US Olympic Trials last year, was thrilled with her performance: “After several 1500m races last year where I couldn't quite dip under 4:06, coming down the straightaway and seeing the clock hit 4 as we strained for the finish line was an amazing feeling! The PR’s and the wins don’t come often at this level which makes them so sweet when they do. Last year I was missing workouts because of my Achilles, but this year I feel good, thanks to the ElliptiGO which gives me a great cross-training alternative on those days when I would have been missing a workout. I feel better than I’ve ever felt and I’m so excited for the rest of the season.”

Mackey’s goal is to make the World Team in the 1500 meters this year. She began training on the ElliptiGO in the fall of 2012 and has joined the Project to better leverage the expertise of The ElliptiGO Project’s other members and advisors.

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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