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Running Gifts for Men

Great Gift Ideas for Male Runners

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Updated May 28, 2014

Looking for a gift for a male runner in your life? Get some inspiration with these running gift ideas for men.

Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Nike+ SportWatch GPS
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This running watch does more than just tell time. You can get accurate speed and distance for your runs, indoors or out -- even if the GPS signal gets interrupted. The watch also shows mapped routes, marks laps ran, and tracks track heart rate and calories burned. Use it to get a motivation boost by viewing previous runs (up to 50 runs) and PRs, and setting automatic Run Reminders when a run hasn't been logged for a period of time.
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Oakley Half Jacket Polarized Sunglasses

Oakley Half Jacket Sunglasses
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I bought these sunglasses for my husband last Father's Day and he absolutely loves them. And he's not alone. Many runners swear by Oakley's top-selling Half Jacket sunglasses. They offer the 100% UV protection that you need, and they're also comfortable and lightweight. Half Jackets also feature interchangeable lenses, so you can adapt them to different light conditions.
More: Top Running Sunglasses
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Marathon Cufflinks

Marathon cufflinks
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Your man probably doesn't want to walk around wearing his marathon medal, but these stylish 26.2 cufflinks are a classy way for your man to show his status as a marathon runner.
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Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap Men's Watch

Timex Ironman Men's Watch
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If you're looking for a simple yet powerful men's running watch, the Timex Ironman 50-lap watch is a great choice. It features a timer and lap counter, so he’ll never forget which lap he's on. And the watch is water-resistant up to 99 feet, for runners who love to cool off in the water after a long, hot run.

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TriggerPoint Massage Ball

TP Massage Ball
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If the running man in your life is injury-prone or just loves a good massage, he'll love the TP massage ball. It's portable and a great to way relieve the tension in his muscles after a workout or even before a race. Designed to mimic the feeling of a human thumb, the TP ball actually changes shape after five to seven seconds of pressure on the targeted muscle. The massage ball also comes with a DVD that shows the various ways to use it.
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Polar RS 100 Heart Rate Monitor

Polar heart rate monitor
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The Polar RS100 wrist heart rate is perfect for the runner who loves gadgets and wants plenty of feedback about his runs. It combines all the heart rate features and stopwatch components runners need to monitor their workouts and try to improve their performance. A runner can easily and accurately measure his heart rate, as well as track the number of calories burned. By taking into account his current physical condition, the monitor can be programmed to guide a runner through a warm-up routine and then determine a safe and effective exercise heart rate zone.
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Headsweats Visor

Headsweats visor
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Men can keep the sun and sweat out of their eyes with this ultra-light Headsweats visor. Weighing less than 2 ounces, the visor is also DuPont-certified 40+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) for protection against the sun. The comfy CoolMax terry band will whisk away sweat, keeping his face dry.
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Brooks Nightlife Reflective Vest

Brooks NightLife Reflective Vest
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If your favorite runner sometimes runs at dawn or night, here’s a great way to show him that you care. This lightweight adjustable mesh vest is the perfect way to add visibility without bulk, no matter what time of year.
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Brooks Men's Element Notch Running Shorts

Brooks Men's Element Notch Running Shorts
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These comfortable Brooks running shorts feature a compression boxer brief lining to reduce chafing. They’re made of a breathable fabric that is also waterproof and windproof. The shorts also contain dual rear holster pockets for storing those running necessities, as well as an elastic draw cord to ensure a snug fit.

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Feetures Light Quarter Socks

Feetures Running Socks
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Feetures socks are a favorite among runners, thanks to their proven blister protection. The socks help them avoid blisters with their patented Coolfeet Ventilation System and seamless PerfectToe. The Coolfeet Ventiliation System provides unique 360° mesh ventilation for maximum air flow and breathability, keeping the feet dry and cool. The socks also feature bands of Lycra that hug the foot and prevent the sock from sliding all over the place.

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