There鈥檚 nothing quite like training for聽a big race. Whether you鈥檙e a running newbie聽or a marathon master, you know that those long training runs can sometimes聽wreack havoc on your joints鈥 until now. Runners, get ready to pack up that clunky knee brace聽and put away the Icy Hot 鈥 the Bionic Runner聽promises to save serious runners from all those running-related aches and pains.

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The Bionic Runner is a high-intensity, non-impact trainer specifically developed for runners. Don鈥檛 get it twisted: The Bionic Runner is not a cross trainer or an elliptical machine. So nope, you can鈥檛 use it at the gym while catching up on your local news.

It鈥檚 for fast and serious training. It doesn鈥檛 even come with a seat, which means no rest for the weary. The coolest thing about the Bionic Runner is that it exercises the same muscles you use when running. The only difference between running and using the Bionic Runner is that there is no impact on your joints, which reduces聽the chances of muscle strains and ligament tears.

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Oh, and did we mention that it folds up quickly, so you can take it anywhere?

If you鈥檙e interested in training harder, better, faster and stronger, then you should definitely back the Bionic Runner campaign on聽Kickstarter, though at $810, it鈥檒l be a pricey investment.聽The Bionic Runner has already more than tripled its $40,000 goal with almost a month left, so there鈥檚 a good chance you鈥檒l see serious runners using these trainers in 2015.

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Do you plan on incorporating the Bionic Runner into your fitness routine? Share your thoughts in the comments section.