Apsun Inc, our POWERbreathe friend and distributor in South Korea, were delighted to share the news with us all that their POWERbreathe sponsored athletes, Yeunsik Ham and Eunhee Youn were the first male and female runners across the finishing line at the inaugural Guam International Marathon 2013 in April.
There were more than 2,100 runners, and POWERbreathe athletes Yeunsik and Eunhee came first with times of 2:43:7 and 3:08:49 respectively.
The marathon is Guam's first race officially certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) and Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.
"POWERbreathe is the best” said Yeunsik Ham
Yeunsik Ham is a professional Ironman triathlete, and here’s what he said about POWERbreathe,
“When I had a hard training, I usually experienced a short of breath before I knew POWERbreathe. I knew that it wouldn’t work out unless I strengthen the inspiratory muscle. When I heard about POWERbreathe, I felt immediately 'This is what I have been looking for'.
After two months of the training with POWERbreathe, I won at 2013 Guam International Marathon full course for men thanks to POWERbreathe. My breath was very stable and controlled during the marathon. I truly believe the effect of IMT using POWERbreathe. It is also attractive to me that POWERbreathe can be used for recovery.
I think that POWERbreathe is the best item for better performance and strengthening inspiratory muscles.”
Here are just some of Yeunsik Ham’s major achievements:
- 1st 2013 Guam International Marathon for men
- 1st 2012 Jeju International Ironman Triathlon
- Overall 6th 2011 Ironman Korea Jeju
- 1st 2010 Jeju International Ironman Triathlon
- 1st Jeju Superman Triathlon 2010
- 3rd 2009 Jeju International Ironman Triathlon
- 1st Nichinan Ultra Marathon 100km, Japan, 2007
- 1st Seoul Ultra Marathon 100km, Korea, 2006 (It was Korean new record : 6:35:57)
You can view photos of Yeunsik Ham’s personal Trainer on Facebook, and see what a fabulous sense of humour he has. It shouldn't just be all hard work!
“I believe the effect of POWERbreathe” said Eunhee Youn
Eunhee Youn is also a professional Ironman triathlete and marathon runner, and here’s what she said about POWERbreathe,
“I had experienced a short of breath during speed training and hill training before I knew POWERbreathe. When I tested with POWERbreathe K5 for the first time, the result was in a normal range. If I could strengthen inspiratory muscles from IMT, I thought it could also help my performance.
I used POWERbreathe before and during and after training.
Before starting training on the treadmill, I slowly walked on the treadmill with POWERbreathe for warming up. I also used POWERbreathe before and after strengthening training and even when I had no training. Recently I had a hill training and my legs were tired but I felt very comfortable with breathing. The span of recovery also shortened a lot after speed training.
Even though the weather was very hot in Guam, I won at 2013 Guam International Marathon full course for women thanks to POWERbreathe. I believe the effect of POWERbreathe. Thank you POWERbreathe.”
Here are just some of Eunhee Youn’s major achievements:
- 1st 2013 Guam International Marathon for women
- 1st National Marine Sports Games BUAN triathlon 2012
- 1st Jeju Superman Triathlon 2012
- 2nd AVIVA Singapore IRONMAN 70.3 Relay Marathon
Here at POWERbreathe Towers we’d all like to send our congratulations to both Yeunsik and Eunhee for their fantastic achievement at the Guam International Marathon, and wish them all the best for future competitions. And a big thank you to Apsun Inc for the POWERbreathe training guidance they’ve provided to these two great athletes. We’re looking forward to hearing more about how Yeunsik and Eunhee not only progress with their POWERbreathe training, but in their future events too. Good luck from us all!
Read more about why you should include POWERbreathe IMT as part of your marathon training and triathlon training, or if you’re a runner and are already using POWERbreathe, then please leave a comment here or on the POWERbreathe Forum as we’d love to hear about how you’ve benefited from this breathing training. You can also read more about using POWERbreathe in running training and triathlon training on our Blog.