Go the Distance runner Randy Newcomb tries out ‘anti-gravity’ treadmill

Training continues for 10 runners to Go the Distance. We are partnering with atlas Physical Therapy and Paducah Athletic Club to help them train for a half marathon.

This week the participants are trying out the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.

Randy Newcomb got his chance this afternoon at Paducah’s Atlas Physical Therapy.

He tells us it was a new experience.

“I don’t know how to explain,” Newcomb says. “It’s almost like you are floating, really. There’s almost no pressure whatsoever to my feet.”

The machine uses compressed air to literally lift the runner off their feet.

A trainer says the anti-gravity treadmill lets you train without stress and strain on your body.

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