SOURCE: ICON Health & Fitness

May 31, 2007 14:20 ET

NordicTrack Sponsors Wasatch Back 178-Mile Relay Race

Leads Runners From Mountain to Mountain

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - NordicTrack®, the leading home fitness brand, announces its sponsorship in the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back, June 22-23, 2007. With a record-setting 37,000 participants this year, the Wasatch Back has become one of the largest relay races in the nation. Runners are happy to run from Logan, Utah all the way to Park City, Utah knowing a portion of the race proceeds will go to the charity Operation Kids. For race details go to

Along with NordicTrack's sponsorship, the company is also helping runners get in shape for the race with a new line of treadmills and ellipticals.

For the out-of-state runner who doesn't have mountains in their backyard, the NordicTrack AudioStrider™ 990 Elliptical has a 30 percent incline that simulates the Utah mountains. With elevations reaching up to 8,800 feet throughout the race, it's important that the user trains at an incline to condition their body for the strenuous mountain race.

When training for the Wasatch Back, workouts can range from 15 minutes to a few hours. The AudioStrider 990 is equipped with an MP3 port that will keep the runner motivated through the long training sessions. The user can connect their MP3 player directly to the NordicTrack console and play their favorite music with perfect clarity through two premium built-in speakers.

Another training option is the new NordicTrack Viewpoint™ 3000 Treadmill. The new entertainment treadmill has a built-in 7" TV, MP3 port and ifit technology to help the user stay motivated. The runner can get lost in their favorite TV show through the built-in cable/DVD ready TV or watch the miles fly by as they listen to their favorite tunes.

The Viewpoint 3000 Treadmill also offers runners the voice and intelligence of a personal trainer using ifit® technology. Each ifit® workout card contains 24 different workouts in an eight-week program that builds toward a specific goal, such as endurance conditioning.

This year's NordicTrack sponsored races:

March: 17 Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab, UT
       31 Ragnar Relay Del Sol in Phoenix, AZ
April: 21 Salt Lake City Marathon in Salt Lake City, UT

       29 Big Sur International Marathon in Carmel, CA
May:   19 Ogden Marathon in Ogden, UT
June:   3 Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon in San Diego, CA

       16 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN
       23 Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back in Park City, UT
The NordicTrack Viewpoint 3000 Treadmill is available at for $1,299.

The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 Elliptical is available at for $999.

About NordicTrack

NordicTrack has a complete line of equipment for the home: treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, strength training, yoga, and Pilates products, as well as fitness apparel for men and women which can be found at

NordicTrack is a brand owned by ICON Health and Fitness. ICON is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fitness equipment.

Note:  NordicTrack Viewpoint 3000 Treadmill is model #24611
       NordicTrack AudioStrider Elliptical is model #23669

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