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Runner's World Launches New Running Route Finder

Runner's World Launches New Running Route Finder
The new Route Finder, powered by TrainingPeaks, allows runners to find great running routes anywhere in the world.


New York, NY - (November 24, 2009) - Runner's World magazine, the worldwide authority on running information, has launched the Runner's World Route Finder, a new running resource powered by TrainingPeaks. The RW Route Finder enables runners everywhere to search for or map new running routes in their own neighborhood or wherever they travel. The RW Route Finder automatically searches for routes in the runner's current location and displays all the available routes on a map view, not just in a list. In addition to a map, runners can view interactive elevation profiles of any hills, providing a more complete understanding of the route's difficulty level. Runners are able to read reviews and ratings of each route by fellow runners who have already run the route. Finally, runners can search for routes in any part of the world simply by entering a new city in the search field.

In addition to finding new routes, runners may upload their favorite running course to the public RW Route Finder database. Runners also have the ability to drag and drop routes into their training log calendars, which automatically uploading the runs' distances and elevation gains directly into their personal trainer account. Routes recorded in the RW Route Finder can be instantly shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter, allowing runners to post their achievements in real time and receive feedback from the running community.

"The RW Route Finder uses technology to help people get out running and connecting with other runners, whether in their own neighborhood or when they are on the road," said David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World magazine. "The interactive nature of the RW Route Finder makes it an invaluable training tool which helps runners explore their world and keeps track of their training statistics, all with the click of a mouse."

"TrainingPeaks is honored to contribute to the Runner's World community by providing runners with this powerful new route search and creation tool," said Donavon Guyot, CEO of Peaksware, the producer of TrainingPeaks software. "By allowing everyone to easily find and create routes for free, TrainingPeaks makes it easier than ever to quickly track your workouts and measure your fitness progress."

Get started searching and creating routes at http://www.runnersworld.com/route/routefinder.html


About Runner's World:
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running information, the mission of Rodale's Runner's World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World, published by Rodale, aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling. Currently Runner's World publishes 15 international editions. Runner's World's award-winning companion Web site, www.runnersworld.com, is the largest running community on the Internet, featuring interactive, searchable, and targeted content for runners of all ages and abilities.

About Peaksware:
Peaksware, LLC, founded in 1999, develops software systems to help motivated individuals and professionals achieve health, fitness and peak performance. In addition to the world's leading online training and nutrition log, www.trainingpeaks.com, Peaksware also produces the desktop products Device Agent and WKO+. For more information or to discuss business development opportunities contact info_at_peaksware.com.


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