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City Sports Named Among '50 Best Running Stores in America'
Nov 23, 2010 (11:11 AM EST)

BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- City Sports, the Boston-based specialty sports retailer with 17 stores across the East Coast, was selected as one of "The 50 Best Running Stores in America" by the Independent Running Retailers Association in conjunction with Formula 4 Media. The annual award, recognizing the top running stores from across the nation, was announced at The Running Event in Austin, Texas presented by The Running Network.

"We're honored to be nominated by our customers and recognized as one of the top running stores in the country," said City Sports CEO and President Jeffrey Connor. "City Sports strives for excellence in outfitting our customers with the best footwear, equipment and apparel across all of their favorite activities and the running category has been  a cornerstone of the brand since we opened our doors over 25 years ago.  Today, running is growing faster than ever and we will continue to invest in the sport."

City Sports has earned a long-standing reputation for expertise in the running category, carrying a specially curated product selection encompassing over 300 SKUs of top running brands including Asics, Nike, Brooks, Mizuno, Saucony and Vibram at each of its retail locations.  A hallmark of the City Sports experience is its knowledgeable store associates who are specially trained and certified experts on every style of shoe, apparel and equipment that the brand offers.  

"Our product buyers and store associates are truly 'end users' which gives our customers confidence that they're getting the best assortment available and sound advice from fellow runners that love the same sport," Connor added.  

The nomination process for the "Top 50" stores began in May, when runners nominated their favorite running stores. The final nominees were rated by Footwear Insight and other leading industry experts who shopped at and gave a final evaluation for each store based on several retailing criteria, including product knowledge, environment and community involvement.

To read more about "The 50 Best Running Stores in America" including a full list of winners, please pick up the November issue of Competitor Magazine or visit

About City Sports:

An award-winning specialty sports retailer headquartered in Boston, City Sports is the premiere merchandise destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. The company operates 17 metropolitan stores across the East Coast, with locations in Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta. City Sports offers a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment and apparel from leading athletic brands, special niche brands and its proprietary "CS by City Sports" line , all focused on outfitting the urban athlete who participates in running, triathlons, training, cycling, swimming, yoga, tennis and team sports.

SOURCE City Sports