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Run Boston From The Comfort Of Your Home

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 7, 2011
  • Updated Aug. 8, 2011 at 1:20 PM UTC
Runners now have the option to watch DVDs of the Boston Marathon course while running on a treadmill. Photo: Iron Company.com

Runners now have the option to watch DVDs of the Boston Marathon course while running on a treadmill. Photo: Iron Company.com

For as little as $20 you can watch a video of the course.

Can’t find a way to qualify for the Boston Marathon? No worries! An innovative company, Outside Interactive, has come up a solution for you: watch a DVD of the course while running on a treadmill. “Some people may not be able to qualify for the Boston Marathon,” said Outside Interactive owner Gary McNamee. “This gives them the next best thing.”

The DVDs sell from $20 to $40 and offer runners the chance to watch the course from 7,8,9, or 10-minute-per-mile pace. They are designed to help runners who need inspiration when the weather outside isn’t cooperating.

“Jump on a treadmill and try to run more than a mile,” McNamee said. “If you’re bored, you’re a candidate.”

For a steeper price, $250, runners can purchase the company’s Virtual Runner Software System, which connects the video pace to a sensor on your sneaker.

For More: Boston Herald

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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