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iFit Member Marathon Stories

Rebecca Sanders

READ TIME:3 min.

Although iFit has many professional trainers who have run marathons and have lots of advice and success stories, we also have some incredible members who have used iFit to train for everything from their first 5K to the Boston Marathon! Here, you can read the success stories of iFit members, just like you! Whether you’re just starting out or you’re figuring out how to use a treadmill to train, discover the inspiration you need to keep on going! Remember to reach out to other iFit members in our Community when you need help and encouragement, too.


iFit’s helped me compete in 4 marathons, 7 half marathons and numerous 10-mile races.

Lawrence “Chris” Clark, Jr.

For my 42nd birthday, my wife purchased a Nordic Track treadmill for me. When I received my new treadmill, and the instructions mentioned that an iFit module could be used to download running programs and track your progress, I had to get it. Ever since, I’ve been an active member. iFit’s helped me compete in 4 marathons, 7 half marathons and numerous 10-mile races. iFit has been with me every step of the way. Over 2,777 tracked miles!


I now enjoy running and have recently entered and completed several 5Ks with my daughter. My next goal will be a half marathon!

Sarah Dumas

After moving to Tennessee and starting a desk job, I began to see a rise in my weight and began to notice problems with my health. I knew I had to do something. I bought a treadmill that was iFit compatible and began daily iFit Google Maps workouts and found some programs on their website to follow. The level of results I have achieved would not have been possible without iFit. I love the ease of being able to create and use my own maps on the treadmill. I now enjoy running and have recently entered and completed several 5Ks with my daughter. My next goal will be a half marathon!


In 2013, I decided to run a marathon, and I did all my training using the iFit training programs. Six months later, I ran my first marathon with an excellent time and no injuries!!This year, I ran my 13th marathon in Rome, and iFit has been a great training tool throughout these years!

Lidia Soto

I have been a member of iFit since 2012, and I really love it!!! It has not only kept me in shape all these years, but it has also prepared me for new fitness challenges! In 2013, I decided to run a marathon, and I did all my training using the iFit training programs. Six months later, I ran my first marathon with an excellent time and no injuries!!This year, I ran my 13th marathon in Rome, and iFit has been a great training tool throughout these years! In addition, the statistics and data from your workouts gives you a good idea of where you stand and how you need to modify or increase your workout to achieve your goals. I will continue to use iFit and explore their new apps and workouts!


The greatest benefit, however, was the training programs. Using the iFit half marathon training, I managed to complete the Sydney Half Marathon in 1:43, when my objective was 2:00!

Frank Ng

I became at iFit member when I bought a NordicTrack treadmill. Originally, I didn’t intend to use iFit much, but as it was there, I started to explore the features such as the programs and Google Maps integration. Quite quickly, I found these extremely useful in keeping me motivated and fit. I could map out my favourite running routes, and run them, even when it was raining. I could also rerun my favourite overseas routes. The greatest benefit, however, was the training programs. Using the iFit half marathon training, I managed to complete the Sydney Half Marathon in 1:43, when my objective was 2:00! The program with gradual increments kept me motivated to train, and I was able to surpass my original goal! Thanks, iFit.


There is seriously no other way that both my wife and me would be able to simultaneously train for marathons without iFit.

Cameron Harvey

I love iFit! Finding a regular running routine is hard with a full-time job and 4 small children at home, especially when my wife wants to get her runs in, as well. Before having kids, we were able to just go out on runs together as a couple, but now we have to balance it all.  With the cold winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest, iFit has been a lifesaver for me. Being able to get up before work and get in a nice run (anywhere in the world) has been such an awesome capability. I don’t have to worry about what the weather is like outside or trying to get out the door to the gym. I just slip on some running shorts and head to the treadmill! I never get bored with all the different routes to choose from, and always get a great workout with the auto incline/decline functions. There is seriously no other way that both my wife and me would be able to simultaneously train for marathons without iFit. Thanks!!

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