SF Marathon Runners Find There is Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself, with Support of DHgate.com Running Equipment

Beijing, China, August 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The San Francisco Marathon attracts a lot of attention worldwide, but the demanding course means that there are relatively few entrants compared to other large marathons. Over the period of the SF Marathon, DHgate.com buyers experienced a sales spike in the low-priced, high quality running equipment that is available on the China wholesale trading platform. The equipment was sought after by both marathon entrants and those inspired by the entrants' tenacious spirit.

Popular running equipment items available through the leading China wholesale trading platform include:

- Men's and ladies' running shoes, starting at US $4.01 per piece
- Popular "Five Finger" style running shoes, starting at US $7.32 per pair
- Sports sunglasses, starting at US $6.79 per pair
- Running shorts, starting at $7.32 per pair

The SF Marathon is known as "the race that even marathoners fear," with courses more grueling than either the New York or Chicago marathons. Registration is only open to those that can complete the full 26-mile course in under 6 hours. Alyshia Davies won this year's San Francisco Marathon, after dropping to 130 pounds from 277 pounds only 2 years ago.

"Just to complete the San Francisco Marathon is a major achievement that depends on the interplay of several very important factors. The equipment that a runner uses is vital to their success - no matter how hard they train, poor equipment will let them down," said James He of DHgate.com.

"We were pleased to hear that running equipment sourced from DHgate.com was actually helping people complete the marathon. We've known for a while that low prices can certainly equate to high quality on DHgate.com's China wholesale trading platform, this helps to prove it," Mr. He continued.

"The volume of sales indicates that it wasn’t only SF Marathon entrants searching for low-priced and high quality running gear, but also people at home inspired by the marathon runners' accomplishments," Mr. He finished.

About DHgate.com:
DHgate.com is a leading online marketplace for the world’s small and medium size businesses and the largest China-based wholesale trading platform. Founded in 2004 by former Joyo.com CEO, Diane Wang, DHgate.com serves over 2.8 million registered buyers from 230 international locations and in excess of 400,000 China-based sellers. Offering over 20 million product listings at any one time, DHgate.com facilitates thousands of successful transactions per day. DHgate.com now employs over 400 full-time employees and generates annual transaction volumes well in excess of USD $300 million. DHgate.com received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 China 2009 award.

Iris Yee
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