Professional Marathon runner uses runtastic's Windows Phone 7 App to train for the 2012 Olympic Games

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2011 - Günther Weidlinger, the fastest man of Austria, qualified himself for the 2012 Olympic Games with a time of 2:12:23 in the Frankfurt Marathon on October 30th. To stay in shape for the Olympic Games 2012, he is working out with the help of the runtastic Windows Phone 7 App ( at the moment. The runtastic app supports Günther in optimizing his training and also increases his motivation for the Olympic Games in London. Not only Günther, but also many other athletes all over the world prefer runtastic as their personal coach for races.

    On October 30, 3-time Olympian and 8-time Austrian national record holder Günther Weidlinger ran the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:12:23, qualifying him for the 2012 Olympic games in London.

    To optimize his training performance leading up to the Olympic Games, Günther uses an advanced mobile fitness application developed by runtastic. The Windows Phone 7 app, jointly developed by Günther and the runtastic team, tracks training routes via GPS and displays them in real-time along with data on distance covered, pace, calories, altitude and related measurements. The runtastic voice coach then sends this information to Günther's headphones to provide instant feedback throughout his training sessions.

    The runtastic live-tracking feature enables friends, fans and fellow athletes to follow Günther during training sessions in real-time via their fitness portal or major social networks. With the help of runtastic's live cheering feature, followers can motivate him by sending cheers directly to his phone during a session. Leading up to the Frankfurt Marathon, Günther received hundreds of cheers from fans around the world encouraging him to maximize his training intensity while maintaining his motivation.

    After completing a training session, Günther and his coach have instant access to performance data and advanced statistics through the runtastic fitness portal. They can then analyze training results, plan future sessions and track performance against training plans.

    By combining advanced mobile capabilities with online performance reporting and analysis tools, professional athletes like Günther Weidlinger as well as fitness enthusiasts around the world are adopting runtastic as the preferred personal training companion.

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    About runtastic
    runtastic ( offers products and services for data collection and sport data management as well as helps athletes for networking in the web in order to enjoy sports at the maximum and motivate people to do sports.

    The sport data is collected by our own mobile applications on smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry ...) and transferred without the athlete's effort to the sports portal where they are optimally displayed for the athlete in a training diary. The mobile applications are the ideal companion for all outdoor sports (running, cycling, hiking, skiing, walking,...) and indoor training (weight training, fitness training).

    runtastic GmbH was founded on October 2009 in Linz, Austria and currently consists of a team of 25 employees. More than 3 million people have downloaded the runtastic fitness apps.
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    Florian Gschwandtner, CEO & Co-founder
    florian.gschwandtner ( @ ) runtastic dot com
    +43 650 777 01 90

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