AbbottWMM Global Run Club launches week-long challenge

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The AbbottWMM Global Run Club has launched Legends Week – a new free virtual challenge that runs from August 15-19.

To participate, runners must complete one challenge per day, for five days, to earn their virtual Legends Week badge and enter a draw for a special gift signed by five elite athletes.

“Each daily workout has been chosen by one of the legends to provide a mix of distances and workout styles for all to enjoy.”

Participants can walk or run through each of the workouts:

  • Monday, August 15: 4 x 1-mile with Edna Kiplagat
  • Tuesday August 16: 5km with Deena Kastor
  • Wednesday August 17: 4 x 400m with Daniel Romanchuk
  • Thursday, August 18: 6 miles with Johnboy Smith
  • Friday August 19: 1 mile with Yuki Kawauchi

The virtual challenge organizers gave a background to each of the elite athletes offering workouts….

  • Edna Kiplagat, the Kenyan runner who is a former World Champion, three-time AbbottWMM Series Champion and a Six Star finisher. She loves adding speed and reps to her weekly routine and kicks things off with 4 reps of 1 mile.
  • Deena Kastor, former American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon, but also a 5km champion too! She set the 5k road world record in Carlsbad in 2002 (14:54) and she still enjoys running them today.
  • Multiple Major winner Daniel Romanchuk is a master of many distances. Representing the United States, he won the gold medal and a new world record at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the 400m T54 in 45:72, coming from behind to win by 0.1 seconds! His training is 4 x 400m on track or on the road.
  • British wheelchair racer Johnboy Smith, the new 2022 Commonwealth Games marathon champion, is also a six-star finisher! Smith, who took second place in the New York City Marathon in 2017, completed her Six Star journey in Tokyo earlier this year. Her challenge is a six-mile run to celebrate that success.
  • Japanese marathon legend Yuki Kawauchi who ran his last mile of this grueling 2018 Boston Marathon in 5:12! He survived rain, wind and hail to take the finishing strip on Boylston Street for the Boston Marathon victory. We are closing the week with a 1 mile challenge to celebrate and appreciate this incredible achievement.

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