Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall had to pull out of the New York Marathon due to an injury, but decided to show up and have some fun with ASICS. They brought in a treadmill and set it to Hall’s pace and have challenged runners to see how long they can go at his pace. The treadmill, which includes a safety harness, is set at 12.6 MPH, or 4:46 per mile, the average pace Hall ran at the 2011 Boston Marathon. His finishing time of 2:04:58 that year is the fastest marathon by an American runner.
About 500 people have taken the challenge so far, including members of the New York Fire Department (pictured) and local meteorologist Amy Freeze, whose attempt was watched by Hall.
The men’s record at present is 8:06, held by Christopher S., and the women’s leader is Ryisha B., who managed stay upright for 2:31.
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.