Ryan Hall Joins Nissan Innovation Marathon

Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall will share insights with runners to take performance to the next level at the ING New York City Marathon 2011.

It is being organized as part of the Innovation for Endurance program with Rodale, Inc and Nissan North America. Official automotive partner for the second year, Nissan will also provide the official vehicles on the course, display vehicles throughout the event and have the new 100% electric Nissan LEAF as pace vehicle for the marathon, Sunday, November 6.

Hall, the fastest American marathoner on the road today, achieving 2:04:58 at the 2011 Boston Marathon in April, will not compete but will have prominent involvement in the ING New York City Marathon 2011.

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In addition to training videos and running tips he will share leading up to the event on the Innovation for Endurance Facebook page, he will greet runners at the Innovation for Endurance display at the ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on November 4 from 1-2pm, and on November 5 from 12-1pm.

“The comradery, excitement and inspiration around ING New York City Marathon provide a receptive backdrop for Nissan to share about our innovation,” said Jon Brancheau, VP, Marketing for Nissan North America.

The Innovation for Endurance program by Nissan and media company Rodale Inc. connects with active lifestyle enthusiasts at a series of high-profile running and cycling events nationwide.

Centered on a Facebook page, the program utilizes five healthy living enthusiasts and athletes including actor Ryan Reynolds, cyclists Chris Carmichael and Levi Leipheimer, yoga instructor and author Tara Stiles and Ryan Hall.

Photo courtesy: Nissan  

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