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According to a press release from Mike Shuman, owner of Shu's Idaho Running Company, his store was voted the No. 1 specialty running store in the nation by readers in the Runner's World Specialty Running Store Runner's Choice Awards 2008.
The press release states the reason behind the win is because "Shu's is much more than just a store. The community involvement from race information to sponsoring events involving the American Cancer Society, Girls on The Run, and many more puts Shu's above and beyond any other specialty store ... Customers aren't just customers but friends and are made to feel like they don't have to qualify to come through the door."
Last year, Shuman's The Athlete's Foot took top honors for Best Specialty Running Store in the Northwest (Boise's own Bandanna Running and Walking snagged second place).
Shu's Idaho Running Company, 1758 W. State St., 208-344-6604, idahorunningcompany.com.