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One of the world's fastest men uses ‘Shark Tank' as the starting block for business success

Posted On: Feb 16, 2020   |   Posted By: Fortune

One of the world's fastest men uses ‘Shark Tank' as the starting block for business success

Jared Ward has a lot on his mind these days.
At the end of February the 31-year-old marathoner will be running in the trials for the U.S. Olympic team, for a chance to represent the nation at the Tokyo games this summer. As the top American finisher in the last two NYC Marathons, and the sixth-place finisher in the last Summer Olympics in Rio, the dad of four is well positioned for a run at the tape.
But Ward also has a side venture occupying his headspace: The Meteor.
It's a heated, vibrating massage sphere, about the size and look of a rubberized softball. It's made by the company MyoStorm, founded by former track teammate Shaquille Walker and mechanical engineer Jonothan DiPeri, who brought on Ward as an early investor, researcher and ambassador.
Since no one can afford to have a masseur hanging around 24/7-not even one of the world's most elite marathoners-it's a handy device to charge up and have in your workout bag, to soothe athletes' sore muscles.
Galen Rupp celebrates with teammates Jared...

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