Michael Johnson launches running app- 16 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Four-time Olympic gold medal winning sprinter and Beyond Sport ambassador Michael Johnson is back in training following the release of his motivational running app, Motiv8.
Johnson made history at the 1996 Summer Olympics when he became the first man to win both the 200m and the 400m gold at the same Games.
The legendary runner is the fastest man ever over 400m, and also held the world record for the 200m until recently overtaken by Usain bolt.
The Michael Johnson Motiv8 app features intuitive Timesplicing running technology, allowing you to have a world class athlete as your wing-man. Simply record your first run and from that point on Michael Johnson will be with you every step of the way, giving you words of encouragement and praise throughout your run, jog or even if you are taking a walk.
Michael Johnson Motiv8 features full social media integration, which allows runners to post personal achievements on Facebook and Twitter. Runners will also receive unique Michael Johnson Certificates of Achievement when they reach certain targets.
Speaking about the release of the Motiv8 running app, Michael Johnson said: ‘I am delighted with the way the Motiv8 app has turned out. I truly believe that it will help many people achieve more out of their running and will make it more fun too. The process of creating this has been really enjoyable and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with all those runners out there.’
Michael Johnson will be taking part in the TIME interview on Tuesday 24th July at the Beyond Sport Summit following the presentation of the Generation Ali Beyond Sport Award. To ensure you do not miss out on this historic event, book your pass today. For more information visit www.beyondsport.org/the-summit