Seeing famous faces glowing about our products is nothing new. We sponsor some of the world's fastest athletes, and celebrities are often spotted working up a sweat with our devices. But there seems to be a surge recently in great testimonials from one of the hottest reality shows on TV. First I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Andy Baldwin, an accomplished triathlete and humanitarian, at the New York City Marathon. And while he finished much faster than me (he knocked out a 3:15 with his trusty Forerunner 405), we were on the same page when it came to promoting fitness and recreation (from family 5Ks to geocaching) as ways to fight childhood obesity.
Then there's Jason and Molly Mesnick (upper left), a popular couple from a recent season, who each got a personal best at Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas: "Molly and I are both new to running and without our Garmin(s) we would literally be lost," Jason told us. "I honestly can not relate to being a great runner, but I can tell you that the Garmin did an incredible job to help Molly and I train for our new PR's, and we look forward to another PR next year."
And as someone who has become known as much for his athletic endeavors as his onscreen romance and marriage, Ryan Sutter has dedicated himself to his training while emerging as a serious triathlete and endurance athlete. Our friends at Gatorade have a great video series featuring Ryan training with his FR60 and 310XT (here's his Garmin Connect data from Leadville), and he recently had this to say: "Easily my favorite feature of my Garmin devices is the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly upload to my computer. Workout/Race information is available almost instantly for reference on Garmin Connect. I'm checking my stats while I'm still sweating from the workout! The amount of information available from each workout or race is amazing!"
I agree, Ryan, and my favorite part is that Connect data is so easy to store and share - for free! - making every member of the community feel like a star!