How fast can you run a half marathon?
How about on a treadmill?
Tyler Andrews of Concord Massachusetts ran a treadmill world record half marathon on the ProForm Boston Marathon GSX treadmill this past Saturday, taking only 1 hour, 7 minutes and 18 seconds to run the 13.1 miles. That’s 11 seconds faster than the previous world record!
In the last two minutes of his run, he learned he might not break the record after all and kicked into the highest gear possible. His final mile was an impressive four minutes and 58 seconds.
The average speed for Tyler’s half marathon was 12.4 mph, but it was those final two minutes when he increased his speed to 15 mph that propelled him into the record books. Talk about finishing strong!
Luckily Tyler was running on the only home treadmill with the capability of going 15 mph: the ProForm Boston Marathon GSX treadmill, a special version available exclusively at Gym Source.
This treadmill has a handy wireless speed ring so you can adjust your speed without having to break stride to reach forward on the console. That’s a feature any treadmill runner will appreciate, even when we’re not attempting a world record.
The ProForm Boston Marathon GSX treadmill also goes to 20% incline and 6% decline, has adjustable cushioning and embedded video training workouts: everything you need for a training experience that will help you crush Heartbreak Hill (or any aspect of your race day).
Check out this video for more about Tyler Andrews’ record-setting treadmill run!
15 mph on the treadmill! What do you think of that?