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American Distance Project Stages Second Record Attempt at Boost Treadmills 5,000m


Colorado Springs, CO – March 16, 22021 – The American Distance Project will stage a second American inndoor 5,000-meter record attempt at the Boost Treadmill 5,000m on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex after a near miss two weeks ago.

The race will be run on Virginia Beach's new 200-meter hydraulicly banked indoor track and will make use of the state-of-the-art Light Speed Pacing System, an innovative tool designed to assist runners to set target paces.

In the first attempt, the U.S. Army's Emmanuel Bor fell off pace near the end to barely miss the American Record by just over four seconds, posting a time of 13:05.60, the second fastest mark in U.S. history, and upsetting Nike's Olympic silver medalist and training partner, Paul Chelimo, in the process.

While Bor’s performance was a personal best, Chelimo owns an outdoor best of 12:57.55, making the rematch between the two, and the second attempt at the seven year-old 13:01.26 record, even more dramatic.

The event was designed with strict Covid-19 mitigation precautions, including not allowing spectators nor competitors from outside the American Distance Project's training group bubble. 

The duo will be joined by fellow U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program training partners including US Rio Olympian Leonard Korir (13:15.45) and NCAA champion Lawi Lalang (13:00.95), as well as steeplechasers Anthony Rotich, Frankline Tonui (13:45.52), and Benard Keter (13:58.80), who will compete over their more traditional distance of 3,000-meters.

"We are happy to partner with Boost Treadmills to go after this record,” said coach Scott Simmons, “and with their extra boost of an American Record bonus, we think we will get it!"

The event will be live streamed Thursday, starting at 5:00pm EDT, on Letsrun.com's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/letsrundotcom.


About Boost Treadmills

The Boost 1 is the leading unweighting system for athletes across the world from a fit, reliability, and quality standpoint. Boost Treadmills, a company built by athletes, for athletes, recognizes the pursuits of humans to go faster, higher, and further than ever before requires new thinking and a progressive approach. We hope that in supporting those efforts both in our technology and also through strategic partnerships, we will see people enjoy moving toward their goals faster than ever before. Let's Boost!

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