Inline Skating Marathons Take the U.S. by Storm
Training and competing for a marathon just became easier and much more fun. In response to the growing popularity of inline skate marathons, Rollerblade is proud to unveil the 2007 Marathon Carbon Series. The line features three new skate models with a redesigned cuff, carbon fiber shell and precise, performance-orientated fit, allowing novice skaters, “weekend warriors” and marathoners to cross the finish line in comfort:
• Marathon Carbon TF – This black, unisex skate is designed with a new cuff, 100 mm wheels and a minimalistic carbon fiber shell; street price: $399
• Marathon Carbon (M) – Thinner and lighter than its predecessors, this fire-red men’s skate is also equipped with a carbon shell and 100 mm wheels to smoothly skate over bumps and cracks; street price: $299
• Marathon Carbon (W) – Designed to fit the contours of a woman’s foot, the white and gold skate has a precision fit liner with a striking white and gold carbon fiber shell;
street price: $299
Each year, thousands of inline skaters participate in skate marathons in New York, California, Washington, Florida and Minnesota. “Whether you eventually plan to run the New York Marathon or just get in shape at your own pace, inline skating is a great cardio activity,” says Nick Skally, marketing director for Rollerblade. “The sport is faster and easier on the body, and training for a skate marathon takes about half the time as training for marathons on foot.”
The Marathon Carbon TF model features the Top Fuel™ frame for enhanced power transmission, 100 mm wheels for top end speed and two ratcheting buckles for a custom fit. The Marathon Carbon models feature the lightweight FLY™ frame, 90 mm wheels and a 45° power strap for enhanced support.
Based in Hamilton, New Jersey, Rollerblade is a stand-alone subsidiary of the Tecnica Group. The worldwide headquarters of Rollerblade is in Trevignano (TV), Italy. Rollerblade is the founder and leader of the in-line skate industry, with over 250-patented innovations. Serving as the premier manufacturer of inline skates, related accessories and protective gear, Rollerblade has received several awards for its innovative technologies, including the first women’s specific design, an extendible skate for children, and the proprietary ABT® braking technology for controlled, effortless stopping. For more information visit www.rollerbladeusa.com or call (800)232-ROLL.