You would think that playing in the NFL was enough of a challenge for one athlete. For Tiki Barber it is just the opposite. Tiki is always looking for his next hill to climb. In this case that hill is the New York City marathon. This Sunday Tiki will be running along with many other athletes as they challenge themselves to beat last year’s time.

In Tiki’s fantastic NFL career he did experience the pain of a few injuries, but he always kept going. Now as he trains for this year’s marathon he looks to KT Tape to help when his body is in pain. If you are an athlete and have some pain, but still want to keep playing KT Tape is right for you. Whether you’re training for your first marathon, getting ready for your next game, reaching a personal fitness goal, or just trying to get through the day nothing slows you down faster than pain and injury. KT Tape is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow, just to name a few.

KT Tape not only looks good, but it also provides 24 hour relief per application for days at a time through sweat, strain and humidity, and can even be worn in water thanks to our specially designed adhesive.

I had the opportunity to chat with Tiki about training for the marathon. Here is what he said on how KT Tape has helped him out.

Art Eddy: You are running in the New York Marathon this year. Thanks to the folks at KT Tape for setting this interview up. How has KT Tape helped your training this year?

Tiki Barber: This is my second year running the marathon. Just like last year I am running it for CC and Amber Sabathia’s Pitch In Foundation. It helps inner city kids with educational and athletic activities to build self-esteem and hopefully fulfill any dreams that they have in life.

The marathon is actually a unique athletic challenge for me. I was built to run in short spurts. I would power my way for a touchdown. Being retried now for nine years I needed something else to do. Running has become a passion. The issue was that I got beat up as a football player. I tore my PCL in my right knee when I was a rookie. So when I started running finding a substance or a support application became very important for me in my right knee.

KT Tape has provided that. Like I said my PCL has laxity in the joints. KT Tape acts as a support system for my right knee, my quads and my hamstrings. It gives me the needed support. The most important thing about it is that it is flexible. It doesn’t restrict my movement when I run. 26.2 mile is a hike in a lot of different ways, but because I use KT Tape I can do it pain free.

Follow Tiki @TikiBarber on Twitter to see how he did in the marathon. Plus, make sure you check out KT Tape at @KTTape.

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