ProForm’s top treadmill for runners is the Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill.
Featuring a cadence coach, hands-free speed control and a top speed of 15 mph, it’s built for serious training.
Built-in video marathon training programs can help runners at all ability levels enjoy success on race day.
Check out the long list of treadmill features in the complete Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill review below.
Rating: 89.2/100. For runners at all fitness levels, the Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill can be a wonderfully rewarding trainer. It’s the top model in ProForm’s Boston Series and combines high quality components with great electronics. One highlight is its video workouts tailored for marathon preparation. You can choose from three training levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced) and program lengths of 16 and 20 weeks. Some other perks are hands-free speed control, a 10” color touch screen, and a console that’s enabled for iFit.
- Assembly included with purchase price
- 4.25 CHP motor
- Top speed 15 mph
- SpeedRing® wireless speed control
- Wireless chest strap included
- Extra-long track (62″ x 20″)
- On/off RunnersFlex™ cushioning
- Power incline/decline (-6% to 20%)
- Marathon workouts designed with the Boston Athletic Association
- Tablet computer holder
- Cadence coaching
- 10″ full color touchscreen
- Smartphone-compatible (3″ speakers)
- 8″ cooling fans
- Durable construction (e.g., a two-ply track)
- Not inexpensive
- Slow customer service from ProForm
A lower-priced alternative is the Boston Marathon 3.0 Treadmill. It’s nearly the same machine but doesn’t include SpeedRing™ or a wireless chest strap.
The Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill is ProForm’s top treadmill and gets excellent customer reviews. It has the basics you’d expect of a $2,999 treadmill, such as a heavy-duty motor and thick tread track, plus it’s enhanced with HD video marathon training workouts, iFit connectivity, and other enticing features.
The ProForm Boston Marathon 4.0 has a web price of $2999 (full price $3999) and is backed by ProForm’s longest warranties for parts and labor.
Boston Marathon Treadmills have built-in training programs and can also be used with iFit’s wireless programming.
The built-in programs are especially for marathon training. You can choose from a 16-week or 20-week prep course and three skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Each training course features high definition video filmed along the Boston Marathon route.
The Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill is iFit-enabled; a special iFit monitor isn’t required. You can access iFit’s unlimited workouts by using the integrated 10″ touch screen or your own mobile device, which can be securely docked on the console. iFit lets you simulate any running route with help from Google Maps™; you’ll get a Google Street View as the track is automatically tilted up and down to replicate the landscape. Some other iFit benefits: Download new personalized workouts every day, choose from hundreds of HD video workouts, compete in online races and use advanced automated stats tracking.
Boston Marathon 4.0 Features
The Boston Marathon 4.0 is the only ProForm treadmill offering wireless speed control. Wearing a SpeedRing™ on your finger, you can adjust the track speed without breaking your stride.
Another top feature on the Boston 4.0 is its power incline/decline. With a range of -6% to 20%, the ramp helps to simulate actual terrain while giving you an extra training boost.
Adjustable cushioning is another feature that many outdoor runners appreciate. You can leave the cushioning activated to reduce the physical impact of running, but you can turn it off for a better approximation of running on the road.
To help maximize your efficiency this marathon treadmill arrives with a wireless chest strap and also has Cadence Coach technology. The Cadence Coach is a metronome with audio to help you maintain a consistent pace.
For entertainment the console has a sound system (a smartphone-compatible port and 3-inch speakers).
The same 10″ full color touch screen that’s used for the HD video marathon workouts can be used for surfing the web.
Two 8-inch CoolAire™ workout fans are integrated with the console too.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill carries the brand’s best warranty:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 6 Years
– Labor: 3 years
ProForm provides a 30-day money back guarantee on its Boston Marathon treadmills.
For marathon runners at all levels, the ProForm Boston Marathon 4.0 Treadmill can be a fantastic training tool. From its high quality track and motor to its engaging built-in video workouts and Google Maps™ option, this treadmill is built to impress and endure. A FitRated favorite!