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Accelerade Athlete Dean Karnazes Wins 2007 ESPY Award

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At the 15th Annual ESPY Awards, Accelerade-sponsored athlete Dean Karnazes won an ESPY Award for Best Outdoor Athlete. Dean was awarded for his extensive accomplishments in 2006 ranging from completing 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days to winning the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run.

"People love Dean for not only the hundreds of miles he runs, but for the inspiration he provides to others to challenge themselves," said Jason Ash, vice president and general manager of Accelerade. "Accelerade is proud to partner with Dean and looks forward to supporting his future endeavors."

To celebrate Dean's accomplishment, Accelerade is offering fans a buy one, get one free coupon for a 20-ounce bottle to toast his accomplishments. Download the coupon at http://www.accelerade.com.

Dean's accomplishments include: Winner, Dead President's Ultra, 2007; Completed 50 marathons, 50 states, 50 days, then ran 1,300 miles from New York City to St. Louis as a cool down, 2006; Winner, Vermont Trail 100, 2006; Winner, Badwater Ultramarathon: The World's Toughest Footrace, 2004; Winner, Outdoor World Championships, 2000; Eleven-time Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run Silver Buckle holder; Six-time finisher of the Saturn Relay ultra division (199 miles nonstop solo); First and only person to run a marathon to the South Pole in running shoes; Competed more than 100 extreme endurance events around the globe; and Member of the American Ultrarunning Team representing the United States at the 2005 World Championships.

The ESPY Awards are an annual sports awards event created and broadcast by ESPN. Started in 1993, the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards honor individual, team athletic achievement and other sports-related performances during the previous calendar year. The 2007 ESPY Awards were hosted by LeBron James and Jimmy Kimmel.

About Accelerade

Accelerade is the first protein-enhanced sports drink with a patented 4:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio. While most sport drinks contain only carbohydrates and electrolytes, Accelerade also incorporates protein and has been clinically proven to extend endurance, speed muscle recovery and enhance rehydration. Accelerade is available nationwide at convenience, grocery and specialty retail stores in four flavors: Fruit Punch, Mountain Berry, Peach Mango and Citrus Grapefruit. Additional details can be found online at http://www.accelerade.com.

About CSAB

Accelerade is a leading brand in the beverage portfolio of Plano, Texas- based Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB), a subsidiary division of Cadbury Schweppes plc (NYSE: CSG). CSAB is one of the largest producers of soft drinks and premium beverages in the Americas. CSAB's brand portfolio includes Accelerade, 7 UP, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Mott's Apple Juice and Apple Sauce, RC Cola, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist Soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, Diet Rite, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T Mixers, Holland House Mixers, Rose's, Mistic, Yoo-hoo, Orangina, IBC, Stewart's, Nantucket Nectars and other well-known consumer brands. For additional information on CSAB and its products, visit http://www.brandspeoplelove.com.

Specialized in: Sports Drinks - Sports Energy Drinks - Energy Drinks - Accel Gel
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