Quote Of The Day
“[It] seems undeniable to me that the new shoes – again, all companies, not just Nike – do offer just that: unfair assistance and advantage.
Don’t get me wrong. I live in the heart of Silicon Valley, where technological advancement is the way of life, and I like it. But while technological revolution certainly has its place, when it comes to track & field I’d much prefer evolution.
Coe said WA has a ‘duty to preserve the integrity of elite competition.’ It also has a duty to preserve the integrity of the history of the sport and these new shoes (Chicken Little alert?) threaten to negate too much history in the course of little more than a season …
Records (and all-time lists) should be treated with more respect than what we seem to be seeing today. And it may not stop with the distance crowd. Also waiting in the wings is the Viperfly, a shoe designed for sprinters. Wait’ll Usain Bolt-wannabes get their feet on those.
Talk about a fly in the ointment.”
– Track and Field News editor in chief Garry Hill writing about how World Athletics got the new shoe rules wrong.
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