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Newton Running Launches Distance Elite Racing Shoe

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Newton Running Elite racing team score numerous wins wearing the Distance Elite

(Boulder, CO)—After months of extensive testing by members of the Newton Running Elite racing team, Newton Running, manufacturer of performance running shoes that support the most efficient running motion, introduces the latest addition to its performance line. The Distance Elite features a race-specific fit and a streamlined midsole, creating a lightweight, highly responsive shoe that tips the scales at 7.2 ounces for men, 6.2 ounces for women.

“At our athletes’ request, we created a shoe combining the best features of our racing shoes like the MV3, with the forefoot cushioning found in our popular performance trainers,” says Newton Running Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer, Danny Abshire. “As a result, the Distance Elite offers more protection than a standard racing flat but feels faster than our lightweight trainers.”


Its highly breathable, fast-drying mesh upper employs minimal stitching, an asymmetrical lacing system and welded support strapping over the midfoot. The Distance Elite features the same outsole/midsole package as the Distance Light Weight Trainer, which has a 2 mm drop from heel to toe and Newton Running’s dynamic four-lug cushioning to protect the runner from impact.

Newton Running Elite athletes reported the Distance Elite to be light, responsive, comfortable and fast as they continue to post blazing times in the new shoe. “It’s like putting on a fresh pair of legs,” says Newton Running Elite team member Stephen Pifer, of Jacksonville, Florida, who recently won Georgia’s Savannah Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon, setting a new PR of 65:31.

Marathoner Fernando Cabada of Boulder, Colorado, has been racing in the Distance Elite since joining Newton Running Elite in late 2012 and has since posted several impressive wins, including the Costa Rica International Marathon, the Mercedes Benz Half Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama, and the Los Angeles Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon.

“The Distance Elite has quickly become my favorite racing shoe since setting personal bests from 5K to the half marathon in it,” says Newton Running Elite team member Tyler McCandless of Boulder, Colorado, who nabbed victories in the new shoe at Hawaii’s Great Aloha Run, Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K in Pensacola, Florida, and the Double Road Race 10K in Overland Park, Kansas.

Watch for Newton Running Elite runner Stephanie Pezzullo, who will be wearing the Distance Elite in the Chicago Marathon on October 13, looking to improve upon her 10th place finish (fourth American) there in 2012 in a time of 2:32.

The Distance Elite will retail for $155 and will be available at specialty retailers and starting November 1, 2013. Follow Newton Running Elite on Facebook at and follow Newton Running at

About Newton Running

Boulder, Colorado-based Newton Running is the leader in performance running shoes that are designed to actively support and strengthen natural running motion. Newton Running’s patented Action/Reaction™ technology provides highly responsive cushioning and protection plus ground feel, minimal heel-to-toe drop and lightweight comfort. Newton Running form clinics, hosted in partnership with specialty running retailers worldwide, help runners learn their natural running motion. Newton Running is proudly committed to social responsibility and supports numerous charitable organizations.