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Nike issues New Year’s Challenge

Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, Nike has announced a new feature on its Nike+ website that lets users post challenges to other runners, and the consequences of those challenges if their goals aren’t met.

“Visitors to can watch runners who did not live up to their challenges bob for lobsters, have their nose hairs plucked and be duct-taped to a bucking mechanical bull named Helga,” says Nike. “Beginning now, runners can issue challenges to themselves and to their friends at, the Nike+ system which helps track miles, pace, time and calories burned. After January 31st, Nike will begin posting the consequences of those unaccomplished challenges on the site as shared by the runners themselves.”

The most publicized challenge will come from tennis superstar Maria Sharapova and be directed at NBA All-Star LeBron James. If Sharapova runs more miles than James in January, the basketball star will act as a ball boy during a match of Sharapova’s choice. If she fails, the tennis star will serve as James’ personal water girl at a game of his choice.

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it would be cool if lebron and sharapova somehow tracked their distances during their respective sports’ matches.  id bet lebron runs much farther if that were the measure.

Posted by Oly on December 26, 2006 at 3:08 PM (CST)


If either is smart, they will hire a runner to run for them :D

Posted by nojok3 on December 26, 2006 at 4:23 PM (CST)


Yeah like Dean Karnazes!

Posted by Jason on December 26, 2006 at 6:22 PM (CST)


tbh a lot of athletes would love the opportunity to do that, it’s a good way to get a feel for professional spectator sports before actually taking part in them.

Posted by _Ethan on December 27, 2006 at 5:37 AM (CST)

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