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Super Bowl Champion Running A Marathon?

Timex Ironman Global Trainer w-GPS Technology

New York Giants and 2007 Super Bowl Champion Amani Toomer will be trading football cleats for running shoes on November 7, 2010.  Amani will be the first NFL player to run the New York City Marathon in 17 years.  The last NFL player to run the New York City Marathon was Pittsburgh Steelers great Lynn Swan.  Lynn Swan ran 4:26:11 in the 1993 New York City Marathon.  This is the time Amani Toomer wants to bet.  Amani’s only competitive running race was a Draft Day 5k with the New York Giants but that sparked the desire to run a full marathon.  He retired from football in 2008.  He holds New York Giants records for catches, receiving yards, touchdown catches and 100 yard receiving games.  He also had 5 seasons in a row with 1,000 yards.  But is this enough to get him through the marathon.

Timex is helping Amani train by providing him with the new Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS watch.  The watch is Timex’s latest design and a top of the line-training instrument for endurance athletes.  The watch shows up to four windows of information, and advanced online training log software analyzes uploaded data.  The watch was only released for sale in August.  If you would like to see the newest Timex watches Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS with Digital Heart Rate Monitor and Timex Ironman Global Trainer with GPS technology visit Web Warez Watches.com Timex is also giving Amani  a personal coach (USAF Amateur Triathlete of the year and Times Multisport Member) Chris Thomas.

Amani will be starting in the back of the race and Timex will donate $1 to the New York City Road Runners Youth Programs for every runner he beats.  The New York Runners Youth Program currently serves over 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers to promote children’s health and fitness, character development and personal achievement in underprivileged communities.

Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS w-Digital Heart Rate Monitor


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