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During The Shoe Addicts visit to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, they visited the Under Armour store in Chicago on Michigan Drive.

This video tour is part of the RunBlogRun LIFESTYLE programming, provided by our digital partners, The Shoe Addicts. The Under Armour store is an example of branding and selling the Under Armour experience, one of the most popular sports brands in the world.

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The Shoe Addicts met up with Stan Brajer, Strategic Partnership Consultant with Epson. Epson has developed, with its partner, Seiko, a series of amazing fitness monitors, called RUNSENSE. Stan Brajer explained to The Shoe Addicts how Epson will build its relationship in the run specialty category. Brajer is a long time player in the industry, and has brought in Meb Keflezighi, one of the most recognized athletes in our sport, to represent EPSON. Meb has already sent out some tweets on EPSON product.

Watch for more videos and information on Epson from RunBlogRun. Thanks to The Shoe Addicts on their video and production skills.

To learn more about the EPSON Runsense GPS Watches, please go to:

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While we were in Chicago for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, The Shoe Addicts took some time to visit the NIKETOWN CHICAGO store on Michigan Avenue. As the Shoe Addicts note, the NIKETOWN stores are like cathedrals of Nike sport, superstores of all things Nike, and a celebration of the SWOOSH.

The NIKETOWN CHICAGO store, during the week of the marathon, celebrated the marathon, with some fun displays and some great special products for the marathon.

Make sure, when you get to the Windy City, you put the NIKETOWN CHICAGO on your bucket list!


We met with the JackRabbit team at their store at Ten Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The store was hosting a series of events around the New York City Marathon. This interview was done with Frank Pruitt, the Senior VP of Brand Communications and Consumer Experience at Jack Rabbit.

Frank was gracious enough to speak with us during the craziest weekend of the year in New York: the Marathon weekend. This short interview features Frank Pruitt as he explains the launch of JackRabbit and how he sees the consumer and brand experiences presented by their group of 72 specialty running stores.

For more information on JackRabbit, please go to

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The family Benjamin with statue of Steve Prefontaine (Roseann, Amanda, Brianna, Jeff)

Jeff Benjamin has written for me for twenty-five years now. A keen observer of the sport, Jeff gives us a few that many will never see. Jeff is both fan, runner and writer.

He has been quite excited about this story all summer. I have received a few notes from Jeff asking when I was scheduling the story.

I have to admit, I have been to the Nike campus probably fifty times and Jeff's reverence and observations remind me of how special the campus truly is.

Nice to see Cyndy Poor-Jensen, who I remember on the Cindergals in the mid 1970s, and Margot Fleming, Tom Fleming's daughter on campus.

The plaques are fascinating to me, and Jeff's photos of them add to the tour.


ASICS launched a new performance running shoe, the GEL-QUANTUM 360 on July 15 across the US.

ASICS America took over Running Network partner sites for the day of July 15, with the majority of banner impressions, email blasts, and inclusion in some of our major email newsletters as well. 

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ASICS America is running advertising in our print and digital publications in July, August, September promoting not only the new GEL-QUANTUM 360, but also its deep and robust
dealer network. 

A long time leader in performance running, ASICS America continues to innovate and provide the running community key running footwear and apparel. 

The GEL-QUANTUM 360 is available at performance running stores across North America. 

For more information, please go to 

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Andy Vernon, BUPA London 10,000m, courtesy of BUPA London 10k

Jo Pavey, BUPA London 10,000m, courtesy of BUPA London 10k 

Andy Vernon and Jo Pavey were the winners today in London at the BUPA London 10k. Story courtesy of London Marathon media. 
The BUPA Westminster Mile honors Steve Cram's masterful mile thirty years ago, when he ran 3:46.32 in July  1985 at the Dream Mile. 

Steve Cram was there on Sunday to present the Roger Bannister trophy to the winners. 
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G. Cherono 30:56 CR

OTTAWA (CAN, May 23): World half marathon champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya won the Ottawa 10km (IAAF Gold label) in a course record and personal best of 30:56. Her time was comfortable below Mary Keitany's former mark of 31:21. Cherono also didn't get caught by the elite men, who started 3:25 after the women. Peres Chepchirchir (31:18) finished as the runner-up, with Lanni Marchant (31:49) taking the Canadian title in third place overall. Canadian 10,000m record holder Natasha Wodak ran 31:59 for fourth. It was closer at the front of the men's race. Nicholas Bor ran 27:55 to beat fellow Kenyan Simon Cheprot by two seconds. David Kogei (28:15) and Amos Mitei (28:31) made it a Kenyan 1-2-3-4. Switzerland's Tadesse Abraham ran 28:35 for fifth, the third fastest time by a European this year. The top Canadian was Eric Gillis in 7th (28:58). 
The first time I saw a pair of New Balance spikes in action was about 1991. I think it was Rocky Morris, a 14.28 110m high hurdler. Rocky was quick, and wonderful over the hurdles. When I asked him why he was wearing New Balance, he smiled and said, " No one else is." 

That is track cool. Trying to have something no one else does. 

New Balance LD 5000 v2 is our Best Shoe of 2015, as picked by Cregg Weinmann, Running Network's long time Shoe Review Editor. If you would like to read the complete review, please click here: TFSpikes Sp2015.pdf

Special thanks to Cregg Weinmann, and Christine Johnson on the Track spike review. Special thanks to Breanne Ward on editing my notes and scribbles and make them a cogent press release. 

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