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For years, cyclists, runners, skiers, triathletes and other aerobic athletes had a choice: they move to high-altitude locales (like Boulder, Colorado) or they could lose.
The reason for this? As you probably know, the thin air at high altitude stimulates production of the oxygen-carrying red blood cells that make aerobic exercise easy.
All this changed in 2002, when Colorado Altitude Training (headquartered, not coincidentally, in Boulder, Colorado) launched its first simulated altitude tent. Suddenly athletes based in Miami, New York, or LA could have the benefits of living at 12,000 feet.
For a mere $7,745, you, too, can get high with the CAT-430, Colorado Altitude Training's walk-in tent.
More than seven thousand dollars may seem steep, but ask yourself: how much is it worth to beat your friends in the local 5k? how much is it worth to rule the Versa-Climber at the gym?