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30 Gifts for Marathoners

From Small Sporty Smartwatches to Efficiency-Improving Running Shoes

— December 25, 2017 — Lifestyle
Though running season has rounded out for the year, serious runners have their sights set on training for the upcoming events in spring, and these gifts for marathoners — and for runners of all distances — will help with the training process.

As opposed to decades past, today's runners have unprecedented opportunity to keep track of their training and watch their progression as it happens. With fitness bands and smartwatches becoming both more popular and more affordable, serious runners can gain mountains of data about their own performances, ultimately helping them to improve their times.

Running gear itself has also improved by leaps and bounds — technically by bounds exclusively, but in either case. One of the most publicized pieces of gear has been the Nike Vaporfly 4% running shoe, which is so named because it has been scientifically proven to improve running efficiency by that percentage.
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Crowdsourced Design Activity Jackets
Crowdsourced Design Activity Jackets
The JUMPER Threads Action Jacket is Ready for Any Endeavor
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Collaborative Performance Sneakers
Collaborative Performance Sneakers
Lululemon and APL Created a Line of Footwear
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Theatrical Running Experiences
Theatrical Running Experiences
'The Big Chase' by ASICS Led Runners Through a Film Noir Story
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27
Runner Training Smartwatches
Runner Training Smartwatches
The Polar M430 Run Watch Offers Actionable Guidance During Use
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Heart-Tracking Arm Bands
Heart-Tracking Arm Bands
The ShapeHeart Monitor Was Revealed at CES 2017
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Futuristic Purple-Tinted Runners
Futuristic Purple-Tinted Runners
This Nike Zoom Fly SP Features Bright Hues of Orange and Violet
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24
Telecom Brand Fitness Trackers
Telecom Brand Fitness Trackers
The Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro Track Sleep, Training and More
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Marathon Runner Subscription Boxes
Marathon Runner Subscription Boxes
Runner Crate Provides Products and Foods That Optimize Health
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Encouraging Running Batons
Encouraging Running Batons
This Running Device Cheers Athletes on to Keep Their Spirits Up
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Technical Trail Runner Sneakers
Technical Trail Runner Sneakers
The Under Armour Horizon KTV Provide Protection and Support
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20
Form-Tracking Runner Devices
Form-Tracking Runner Devices
The 'SHFT IQ' Virtual Coach Enables Runners to Train with Better Form
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Customized Sportswear Subscriptions
Customized Sportswear Subscriptions
Under Armour's Subscription Box is Tailored to Individuals
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Efficiency-Improving Marathon Shoes
Efficiency-Improving Marathon Shoes
The Nike Vaporfly 4% Runners Improve Marathon Race Times
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Magnetic Smartphone-Tethering Armbands
Magnetic Smartphone-Tethering Armbands
The 'FitConnect' Smartphone Fitness Armband is Secure
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Affordable Fitness Headphones
Affordable Fitness Headphones
Plantronics' 'BackBeat FIT Family' Appeals to Workout Enthusiasts
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Aerodynamic Marathon Sneakers
Aerodynamic Marathon Sneakers
Nike's Zoom Vaporfly Elite is Touted as Its "Fastest Shoe Ever"
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Versatile Sock-Fit Runners
Versatile Sock-Fit Runners
The New adidas PureBOOST Features a Stylishly Minimalist Design
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13
Small Sporty Smartwatches
Small Sporty Smartwatches
The Samsung Gear Sport is Smaller for Active Use
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12
Store Brand Activewear Lines
Store Brand Activewear Lines
Target's New JoyLab Line Feature Chic & Affordable Gym Clothes
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11
AI Fitness Headphones
AI Fitness Headphones
The Vinci 2.0 Claims to Be the First AI-Powered Headphones
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10
Elegantly Styled Fitness Watches
Elegantly Styled Fitness Watches
The VIITA Smartwatch Combines Fitness Tracking with Sleek Design
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Urban Athlete-Specific Sneakers
Urban Athlete-Specific Sneakers
The Adidas AM4 is Designed Especially for City Running
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8
Ergonomic Runner Backpacks
Ergonomic Runner Backpacks
The 'FITLY' Running Pack Straps Essentials to Your Person
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Stress Reduction Canine Leashes
Stress Reduction Canine Leashes
The EzyDog Road Runner Hands-Free Leash Lets Owners Move Freely
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Robot-Made Sneakers
Robot-Made Sneakers
adidas' Futurecraft M.F.G Sneakers are Made Almost Entirely by Robots
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5
Cloud Pod Outsole Sneakers
Cloud Pod Outsole Sneakers
The On Running 'Cloudflyer' Running Shoes are Light and Supportive
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4
Run-Suggesting Shoes
Run-Suggesting Shoes
The UA SpeedForm Gemini 3 RE Smart Shoes Determine Exercise Intensity
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3
Runner-Friendly Dog Leashes
Runner-Friendly Dog Leashes
Arni Says' Leash for Running with a Dog Includes Ample Storage Space
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2
Focus-Shifting Fitness Rings
Focus-Shifting Fitness Rings
Motiv Measures The Time You Spend Activity Moving Over Distance
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1
Body-Positive Sportswear
Body-Positive Sportswear
The Nike Plus Size Collection Introduces a Range of Extended Sizes
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