Long Beach, Calif., February 28, 2017 – Professional endurance runners Camille Herron, the 2017 Ultrarunner of the Year and current 100-mile world-record holder, and Dylan Bowman, a three-time Western States 100 podium finisher, will be a part of the Epson ProSense Run Team in 2018.
Herron and Bowman will be using Epson’s recently-debuted ProSense™ line of GPS running watches, built from Epson’s decades-long technical expertise.
The technical features of Epson’s watches – including exceptional battery life and accuracy – fit the demanding training and racing needs of athletes like Herron and Bowman. Herron, who applies her science background and master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science to hone her career, trains up to 120-130 miles per week.
“With a daily training schedule that tallies up to 60 miles per day, the battery life and technical features on Epson’s are a great advance for me, ” said Herron, who recently won the 100-mile Tunnel Hill ultramarathon in 12:42:40, which is the fastest-ever 100-mile trail time — for men or women. “The GPS and general functionality of the watch are incredibly accurate, which is what I need most for my training.”
The ProSense watches are built to satisfy every type of runner from beginners to world-class athletes such as Bowman, 31, who is a two-time podium finisher at the Leadville Trail 100 and is a champion of such diverse events as New Zealand’s Tarawera 100 and the 100 Miles of Istria in Croatia. Some of the models also have multisport capabilities and track activities such as swimming and cycling, which is a great addition for runners that like to cross-train or planning to compete in triathlons.
“I’m a huge fan of being able to comprehensively analyze and share all of my data,” said Bowman, a Mill Valley, CA resident. “Being able to inspire others to get out and run is a huge part of what fuels my passion as a professional ultra-runner, so having a tool like the ProSense watch that allows me to share my routes and stats with aspiring runners and athletes is huge to me.”
“Having Camille and Dylan join the Epson team is a powerful endorsement of Epson technology,” commented Katie Zimmermann, ProSense Product Manager. “Their extreme training and racing programs will take full advantage of our watches with 46 hour GPS and heart rate battery life.”
Throughout the coming months Epson will proudly sponsor the pursuits of Herron and Bowman as professional athletes and industry leaders, as they train, race, participate in community events and act as ambassadors, not only for Epson’s mission to connect people through the use of its precision technologies, but as ambassadors for the athletic and run communities at large.
For all media inquiries, interview requests, or more information regarding Epson, the ProSense Watch Series, Camille Herron or Dylan Bowman, please contact: Gordon Wright, OutsidePR President at Gordon@OutsidePR.com
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