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Posted: February 25, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Canadian Running Magazine Picks Up the Pace with New Website

Toronto (February 25, 2009) – The long runs and speedwork are bringing in results as Canadian Running Magazine breaks the tape on a new and improved website to complement the highly successful magazine. The site features a fresh look and an abundance of features and tools pertinent to all runners from coast to coast.

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“This new website takes our magazine to the next level in serving the Canadian running community,” says publisher Sam Cohen. “From top grade content, topical forums and expert blogs to race listings, a club locator and calculators for pace, finish times and more, the site provides our runners with all the resources they need.”

Highlights include:

  • News and Features: The website will feature a selection of the top stories from the bi-monthly magazine, including features, news highlights, race coverage, gear reviews, and health and nutrition tips.
  • Forum Flurries: Log on and voice your thoughts about the latest issues, from training and health and nutrition to gear and races. Or visit the Coffee Shop, the ultimate Canadian Running hangout, to discuss everything running!
  • Gear Reviews: Get the latest expert opinion on new running gear, including shoes, apparel, electronics, exercise equipment and more.
  • Health and Nutrition: Catch the best of the magazine’s recipes and nutrition tips.
  • Calculators: Find out your target heart rate, maximum heart rate, body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate, pace conversions, and predicted race finish times any time you like!
  • Blogs: Watch out for our first blogger, Canadian running coach and masters standout Lucy Smith!
  • Race Listings: Canadian Running Magazine provides one of Canada’s most comprehensive race listings, allowing runners to search for races in any part of the country by location, distance or month.
  • Club Finder: Looking for running camaraderie, expertise and support? Find a club near you on our listing.
  • Marketplace: A listing of retailers and promoted events across the country.

Canadian Running Magazine’s editorial team is led by accomplished runners who are tapped into the running community. Regular contributors include editor-in-chief Michal Kapral, editorial director Dave Chaundy-Smart, senior editor Alex Hutchinson, senior editor Kevin Mackinnon, contributing editor and dietitian Bobbi Barbarich, and contributing editor Charles Mandel.

Canadian Running Magazine launched in February 2008 and is Gripped Inc.’s third magazine. The company first launched Gripped: The Climbing Magazine in 1999, followed by Triathlon Magazine Canada in March 2006.

Canadian Running Magazine is available at Sport Chek, Running Room stores, in most Shoppers Drug Marts and at all major Canadian airports. Canadian Running Magazine is also sold at independent retailers across Canada (please visit for a complete list).

For subscriptions, please go to or call 1-800-567-0444.

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