ElliptiGO Inc. Celebrates Exceptional 2013 and Its 10,000th Sale

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Continued adoption by elite runners and new sales milestones mark a banner year for ElliptiGO.

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Watching our 10,000th ElliptiGO ship was something that we always knew would happen, but was still a great moment to experience.

ElliptiGO Inc., originator of the elliptical bicycle, today announced that 2013 was another exceptional year for the company. The company grew adoption of its products with elite runners at the masters, professional and collegiate levels while delivering its 10,000th elliptical bike to a consumer. More than 100 professional runners, including 2012 Olympians Meb Keflezighi, Julie Culley, Lisa Uhl, Nate Brannen, Alysia Montaño, and Shannon Rowbury, are now incorporating the ElliptiGO into their training. In addition, some of the best collegiate and professional running teams in the country are using the ElliptiGO with their athletes, including Stanford University, Brooks Beasts and The Oregon Track Club Elite.

“2013 was another great year for our company,” stated Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “We continue to gain more and more traction within the running community and expand our user base. Watching our 10,000th ElliptiGO ship was something that we always knew would happen, but was still a great moment to experience. The performances of the professional runners who are integrating the ElliptiGO into their training remains the best way for us to show that using the ElliptiGO is a great way for runners to stay healthy and get faster. We also saw a dramatic growth in the number of recreational runners using the ElliptiGO who set PRs in 2013 and we expect that to increase significantly in 2014 as product adoption expands.”

Other notable achievements for the company in 2013 included growing its U.S. dealer network to more than 300 locations, expanding international distribution, doubling the size of the marketing team, and establishing the European Elliptical Cycling Championships, the first elliptical cycling competition held outside of the United States.

A few of the professional runners who are using the ElliptiGO as part of their training include:

  •     Meb Keflezighi                     2004 Olympic silver medalist, Marathon
  •     Shannon Rowbury             2-Time Olympian, 1500m
  •     Nate Brannen            2-time Olympian, 1500m
  •     Julie Culley                             2012 Olympian, 5000m
  •     Alysia Montaño                     2012 Olympian, 800m
  •     Geena Gall                             2012 Olympian, 800m
  •     Lisa Uhl                                    2012 Olympian, 10,000m
  •     Magda Lewy Boulet             2008 Olympian, Marathon
  •     Lauren Fleshman                2-Time National Champion, 5000m
  •     Sara Hall                                 2012 Cross Country National Champion
  •     Sarah Brown                         4-time NCAA Champion
  •     Gabriele Anderson        2012 USATF Olympic Trials 4th Place, 1500m
  •     Adriana Nelson            2013 Half Marathon National Champion
  •     Neely Spence                     8-time NCAA DII National Champion
  •     Josh Cox                                 U.S. 50K Record Holder
  •     Dean Karnazes                     2006 Badwater Ultramarathon Winner
  •     Charlotte Browning            2010 NCAA 1500m and Mile Champion
  •     Chelsea Reilly                     2012 Road 10K National Champion
  •     Renee Metivier Baillie        2012 USATF 20K National Champion
  •     Molly Pritz                             2011 USA 25K Champion
  •     Craig Leon                             2:13 Marathoner
  •     Matt Llano                             1:01 Half-Marathoner
  •     Sara Slattery                         NCAA Champion in 5K and 10K
  •     Ricky Flynn                             2:13 Marathoner
  •     Jamie Cheever                     3-time All-American
  •     Stephanie Rothstein             2:29 Marathoner
  •     Katie Mackey                        8-time All American
  •     Wendy Thomas                 1:12 Half-Marathoner
  •     Betsy Graney                        2012 NCAA DII Track Athlete of the Year
  •     Mike Sayenko                     2-time Pacific NW Runner of the Year
  •     Rachel Patterson                 3-time NCAA DII National Champion
  •     Ian Sharman            2013 Leadville Trail 100 Champion
  •     Meghan Peyton        2013 USATF 20K National Champion

Elite masters runners who incorporate the ElliptiGO into their training include:

  •     Pete Magill                            Masters Running World Record Holder in 5K
  •     Brian Pilcher                         2013 USATF Masters Athlete of the Year
  •     Christine Kennedy             2011 USATF Masters Athlete of the Year
  •     Christian-Cushing Murray     2012 USATF Masters Cross-Country Champion
  •     Simon Gutierrez                 3-time World Masters Mountain Running Champion
  •     Bruce Raymer                     Canadian National Marathon Champion
  •     Mike Dyon                             Canadian National Marathon Champion
  •     Susan Loken                         4-time USATF Masters Marathon National Champion
  •     Rusty Snow                         2011 USATF Masters X-Country Championship Runner Up
  •     Darcy Arreola Lange         3-time NCAA DII National Champion
  •     Dena Dey Evans                 3-time All-American
  •     Mark Gomes                         2011 U.S. Masters 800M Champion

Former professional runners who use the ElliptiGO to stay in shape include:

  •     Frank Shorter                     Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Marathon
  •     Mary Decker Slaney         3-Time Olympian, 17-time World Record Holder
  •     Dick Beardsley                     London Marathon Champion
  •     Adam Goucher                    2000 Olympian, 5000m
  •     Jorge Torres                         2008 Olympian, 10K
  •     Bayano Kamani                    Olympian in 400m hurdles
  •     Michael Gostigian             3-time Olympian, Modern Pentathlon
  •     Steve Slattery                     2003 USA Outdoor National Champion in Steeplechase
  •     Paul Thomas                         2-time USAT Duathlete of the Year

For more information about ElliptiGO and its products, visit http://www.elliptigo.com or follow them on Twitter @elliptigo and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elliptigo.

About ElliptiGO

ElliptiGO, Inc. is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO® delivers a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact. Elliptical biking is an effective way to build cardiovascular fitness without aggravating injuries and is great for everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. The ElliptiGO provides the most comfortable, fun and efficient way to get outside and be active. The full line of ElliptiGOs is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the company’s website: http://www.elliptigo.com.

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