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Athletics: Peaksware Selected by Runner's World to Power Online Training and Nutrition Tool

Runner's World Marathon Challenge, training log and training plans are now powered by TrainingPeaks(TM) making the Runner's World Personal Trainer the most powerful web-based training and nutrition tool available for runners

Lafayette, CO - June X, 2009 -- Peaksware, LLC has been selected by Rodale Inc.'s Runner's World magazine to power the Runner's World Personal Trainer providing readers with an interactive online training and nutrition log and training plans such as those offered in the Runner's World Marathon Challenge.

Basic accounts are free and let runners track workouts, map routes, record shoe mileage and upload workouts from more than 80 popular training devices from Garmin, Polar, Suunto, Timex and more. Basic accounts also let runners track meals, record weekly goals and track weight, sleep, stress and more. With the addition of training plans designed by Runner's World experts such as Bart Yasso, Runner's World readers now have affordable access to the best training available. Training plans start at just $19.99 or can be purchased in a package as a part of the Runner’s World Marathon Challenge. Runner's World Personal Trainer Premium accounts are also available providing access to additional features and start at $19.95 per month.

"Peaksware is honored to be selected by Runner's World to power their training and nutrition software," said Donavon Guyot, Peaksware CEO. "By customizing our own direct to consumer platform TrainingPeaks.com, we've created an integrated and interactive experience for Runner's World readers giving them the tools necessary to achieve their fitness and athletic goals."

The Runner's World Personal Trainer is available online at www.runnersworld.com/personaltrainer, where readers can create a Basic or Premium account and purchase training plans written for experience levels from Beginner to Advanced to train for 5-K, 10-K, Half-Marathon or Marathon races.

"We formed this partnership with Peaksware because we wanted to provide our readers with the very best tools available for training and nutrition," said David Willey, Runner's World editor in chief. : "We are committed to providing excellent editorial and training information to runners everywhere and TrainingPeaks helps us maintain that quality with our web-based training tools."

Current Runner's World Training Log users will soon be able to transfer their training data and routes to the new Personal Trainer. Learn more at RunnersWorld.com.

About Peaksware:
Founded in 1999, Peaksware, LLC, 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, TrainingPeaks.com, Peaksware also produces the desktop products Device Agent and WKO+. Each of these products is sold both direct to consumers and can also be customized in a white label format for enterprise customers. For more information or to discuss business development opportunities contact info_at_peaksware.com.

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 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 14 international editions. Runner’s World's award-winning companion Web site, RunnersWorld.com, is the largest running community on the Internet, featuring interactive, searchable, and targeted content for runners of all ages and abilities.


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