“The biggest attraction of an indoor marathon is that you can run ‘together’ from the start line to the finish line.”
The ‘DRAX Indoor Marathon’ hosted by Korea’s No. 1 fitness brand DRAX was successfully completed on the 23rd at IVEX Hyper Hall in Gwangmyeong.
It is a new concept indoor running event where you can feel the ‘taste of marathon’ with a treadmill, and for two days from the 22nd, a total of 152 Cheol-gak members showed off their honed skills on the belt.
It was different from the battlefield. It was grand, yet exhilarating.
Three large screens were placed in front of 36 treadmills arranged in three rows of 12 each. The central electronic display board displayed the runners’ records and rankings in real time, and the electronic display boards on both sides enhanced the taste of running by realizing the participant’s race like a game screen.
The rules of the game are simple. Participants wait on the treadmill belt assigned to them, and when the start signal rings, the treadmill automatically starts and the speed sync mode is activated.
After that, the speed is automatically changed according to the movement of the athlete. When the target distance for each event is reached, the race automatically ends.
Park Jae-sang, executive director of DRAX, said, “Indoor marathon competitions using treadmills are unique (in the world) with a clear distinction that is difficult to find precedents.” You will be able to feel a similar sensitivity to running, and you will also be able to get rid of the preconceived notion that marathon training is impossible with a treadmill.”
Hong Bum-seok, who recently appeared on the Netflix entertainment program ‘Physical: 100’ as a firefighter from a special forces unit and gathered topics, received attention by participating in this competition in a row following last February.
In an interview with Sporty News, Mr. Hong said, “I experienced an indoor marathon for the first time two months ago, and (feeling) was really good. It felt different to run ‘inside’ after running only outside every day.” It was very spectacular because I could see the change. I felt like my body was heating up. That’s why I accepted it without hesitation this time too.”
He cited the ‘sense of companionship’ as the charm of the indoor marathon, in contrast to the outdoor marathon.
“In an outdoor marathon, if you say ‘hello’ at the starting line, you disappear from sight after 5 minutes (laughs). Hana indoor marathon is different. It is attractive to accompany you from the start to the end,” he said with strength.
He never forgot his rave about the Dirac treadmill. Mr. Hong explained, “Originally, if you continue indoor running, your feet get hot or you get knee pain, but DRAX treadmill has excellent cushioning, so there is no such thing.
Ham Yeon-shik, a running coach at Open Care, a top-three marathon club in Korea, said, “I recommend treadmill running to many club members because the risk of injury is low and the training effect is comparable to outdoor running.”
“Especially in the case of the DRAX treadmill, the shock absorption applied to the runner’s joints is very excellent. (Compared to other companies’ products) I heard that the shock is about 20 times less,” he said. It’s not a small amount, but the DRAX treadmill is remarkably low, so it’s a big help in increasing the training effect.”
Mr. Ham gave warm encouragement to those who were still hesitant to run. “Running is a physical expression that humans can express themselves very easily from birth,” he said. “I just forgot that feeling for a while while growing up as an adult. I think what it would be like to try it. I want you to feel the strong charm of running as you become familiar with running little by little.” 카지노
On the 22nd, the first day of the competition, men’s and women’s 5km and team events 21km were held. In the women’s 5km event, Lee Ju-young enjoyed the joy of winning her first event. In the men’s 5km event, Kim Eun-seop was the first to step on the finish line with a time of 15 minutes and 57 seconds.
In the 21km event in which two men and one woman participated as a team, ‘Busan Obsession’ beat EKIN’s relentless pursuit and rose to the top.
On the 23rd, when the men’s and women’s 10 and 21 km events were held, Kim Eun-seop won two gold medals and attracted attention. Kim Eun-seop roared with a roar by occupying the top row of the podium in the men’s 5-kilometer event and the 10-kilometer event the previous day. Kang Kyung-ah won the women’s 10km event, and Song Young-jun and Park So-young each won gold medals in the men’s and women’s 21km event.