LAS VEGAS, Nev. (July 6, 2005) Geoff Weber, a 37-year-old
Navy Intelligence Officer, today broke a Guinness World Record running
on a new Nautilus treadmill at the 2005 IDEA World Fitness
Convention. Weber shattered the 50 kilometer world record with a
time of three hours, 41 minutes and 53 seconds, beating the previous
record by nearly three minutes.
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"This is a very exciting moment for me. I have been focused on
this event for a couple of months and Nautilus has helped to support
and prepare me for the event so that I could break this record," said
Weber, who finished with a smile on his face and a fist in the air.
Fueling himself with energy drinks, nutrition bars and the well wishes
of fitness professionals from around the world, Weber held a pace of
approximately 8.4 mph and averaged just over a seven-minute mile pace
for the majority of the run. A UNLV track coach was onsite to help
support Weber, as well as his trainer, to supply drinks and monitor
Weber's progress throughout the morning. Nautilus Institute
advisor and world-renowned biomechanics expert Tom Purvis was also on
hand to offer encouragement and generate excitement throughout the
"It's incredible to see an individual push himself to the limit and
achieve a goal most people would never dream of attempting," said
Purvis. "Even amongst a convention of fitness professionals,
Geoff is an inspiration to all of us."
Weber previously held the 50 kilometer world record which he set in December 2004 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.
The record was broken in March 2005, but Weber has now reclaimed the
title. Weber is aspiring to be a Navy SEAL and, if accepted to
the program, will be the oldest person to undergo the training.
In addition, he hopes to one day break the world record for the amount
of time it takes to run across America - currently set at 46 days.
Geoff Weber redefines fitness. We truly admire his dedication and
passion and are proud to support him in reaching his goals," said Tim
Hawkins, the company's Chief Marketing Officer. "He is an amazing
individual who inspires everyone around him to achieve a lifetime of
health and fitness."
About Nautilus, Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., USA, Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) helps
people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle through proper exercise,
rest and nutrition. With a brand portfolio that includes Nautilus,
Bowflex, SchwinnFitness, StairMaster and Trimline, Nautilus
manufactures and markets a complete line of innovative health and
fitness products through direct, commercial, retail, specialty and
international channels. The Company was formed in 1986 and had sales of
US- $524 million in 2004. It has 1,250 employees and operations in
Washington, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Canada,
Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, China, and other locations
around the world. More information is at www.nautilus.com.
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