TRACK BODY SEES RISK IN SHOES TECH BUT CLEARS NIKE DESIGN

AppleMagazine|February 07, 2020

TRACK BODY SEES RISK IN SHOES TECH BUT CLEARS NIKE DESIGN
World Athletics cleared distance runners to keep wearing a favored Nike design even though it acknowledged shoe technology poses a risk to the sport.

The governing body published updated guidelines which limited the use of prototype shoes like the high-tech Nike style worn in a sub-2 hour marathon run by Eliud Kipchoge in Vienna in October.

Independent research showed “sufficient evidence to raise concerns that the integrity of the sport might be threatened by the recent developments in shoe technology,” the Monaco-based governing body said.

An expert working group will be created to assess new shoes entering the market.

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February 07, 2020