Press Release: Coach4Pro and Research Institute for Olympic Sports KIHU Proudly Present: New KIHU Run Virtual Coach for Running Schools and Endurance Runners


Press release – free for publication Published: Espoo, 10.11.2016 at 08:15am Publisher: Coach4Pro Oy

Coach4Pro Ltd. has developed a new KIHU Run virtual coach for running schools and endurance runners in collaboration with the Research Institute for Olympic Sports KIHU. KIHU Run virtual coach is based on the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) award-winning algorithms developed by KIHU to plan the training of endurance runners and follow the progress of their fitness levels.

KIHU Run virtual coach will be launched at the presentation at Valo-talo in Helsinki, Finland at 10am on Tuesday 15.11.2016. KIHU Run virtual coach is available as part of the Coach4Pro-system from 15.11.2016 in Google Play and Apple Store and international marketing of the product begins at the end of the year.

KIHU Run service is aimed at running schools who will be able to use it for training and motivating athletes in endurance and long distance running. Runners will then be able to continue with independent training after running school by using the KIHU Run virtual coach. The KIHU Run service creates a training plan for the athlete and reports on the improvement of fitness levels. For more information on the new KIHU Run virtual coach go to:

Based on Finnish technological know-how and the scientific research of the Research Institute of Olympic Sports, the KIHU Run service combines the latest technology with the know-how of endurance running training.

”Making use of the latest technologies has become a crucial part of top-level professional training,” Director of the department of biological sciences of the Research Institute of Olympic Sports Ari Nummela says.

“We have developed the KIHU Run service to meet the demands of the endurance running training of today and tomorrow, so that the coaches and trainees of running schools all over the World could use it, at a reasonable cost” the managing director of Coach4Pro Mikko Koskela says.

For enquiries and for obtaining more details:, Phone: +358-10-235 99 02

KIHU is responsible for leading the Research and Development Programme of the Finnish Olympic Committee’s High Performance Unit, developing and implementing research, development and coaching expertise within top sport.

Coach4Pro Ltd. was established in Finland in 2012, Coach4Pro-system is the company’s digital professional coaching service making use of the newest wireless data transmission technology, cloud services and mobile technology. Suunto Movescount, Garmin Connect and Polar Flow cloud services are integrated into the Coach4Pro-system, so that coaches can get the data from all trainees into one system. Coach4Pro service allows planning of training seasons, setting of fitness goals, saving of training results, reporting and the related coaching monitoring for different sports – all in one user-friendly system. The system’s internal messaging, team management and archiving services are all data protected.