Source: Cybex International Inc.
MEDWAY, MA - Cybex International Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, applauds the Forest School in London on its world record for farthest distance covered on one treadmill in 24 hours. Cybex provided two 750T treadmills for the challenge.
"The world record completed by the Forest School team was a fantastic accomplishment," said Luke Berry, Cybex regional sales manager. "Not only is it a fantastic achievement for the team, but they also raised a huge amount of money for charity. We were honored to play a part in this challenge and illustrate the durability and reliability of the 750T treadmill."
The team of teachers, parents and sixth-form (ages 16 to 18) students ran a total of 437 km (nearly 272 miles) in the 24-hour period between 12:30 p.m. on July 4 and 12:30 p.m. on July 5. They broke the previous record, set by a German team in 2010, by more than 15 km. The team averaged 11.3 miles per hour, a pace of better than 5:18 per mile. The team included Noel Thatcher, MBE, a five-time gold medal-winning Paralympic athlete and patron of Forest School's preparatory school; and Tony Cottee, a former professional soccer player for West Ham United F.C.
Through the world record attempt, the team has raised more than £8,500 (more than $13,100 US) for the Essex Disabled Sports Federation and the Forest School Olympic Scholarship.
"When we came up with the idea, the first call I made was to Cybex," said Wayne Bishop, sports facilities manager at Forest School's Sylvestrian Leisure Centre. Bishop was familiar with Cybex, as the Centre already uses Cybex cardiovascular and strength training equipments in its fitness facilities. "Without delay, we were provided with two of the latest model treadmills to ensure that we had the equipment to cope with the demand of the challenge. As part of the regulations outlined by Guinness World Records, we had to supply very detailed, comprehensive evidence regarding the equipment used; and Cybex was fantastic supporting us with this making the entire process much easier."
As one of the industry's leading suppliers of premium fitness equipment, Cybex is renowned for its premium-quality, highly durable strength and cardio equipment. The 750T treadmill used as part of Forest School's world record challenge has been designed for the most demanding of users, delivering ultimate levels of reliability and performance with a larger running area, which incorporates Cybex's innovative IS3 Intelligent Suspension System.
About Cybex Cybex International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment primarily for commercial use. The Cybex product line, including a full range of strength and cardio training machines, is designed using exercise science to reflect the natural movement of the human body. Led by the Cybex Research Institute, Cybex fitness equipment is engineered to produce optimal results for users from the first-time exerciser to the professional athlete. Cybex designs and builds its products in the USA for a wide range of facilities, from commercial health clubs to home gyms, in more than 85 countries worldwide. For more information on Cybex and its products, visit the Company's website at www.cybexintl.com.