Bro - Mama wrote:three stripes FTW wrote:
What an incredibly stupid excuse.
Kipchoge had never even done a long run with these pieces of junk.
This is DEFINITELY "something new on race day." Complete embarrassment for the company.
Unlike North American runners, sponsorship money for Africans is pretty tiny and all of their money is from race prizing and smaller appearance fees. Kipchoge should jump ship to a serious track company.
If this is true... This is ALL on Kipchoge.
Who would wear a new shoe of insole or shorts or jock in a marathon where you are trying to set a W/R?
If Nike wants to tell him.. "het if you wear the new shoes, we'll give you $5000.
All he has to do is say no.
It's All About The Money!
Agree here. Never run in shoes you don't 100% trust.
And Malmo, if shoes fell apart during the 1980 Olympic Trials in all likelihood they were either made in Saco, Maine or Exeter, N.H. by American shoemakers using American products sold by American vendors. Either the quality control division of the factory or the athlete using them didn't look at them very closely. I'll blame the factory QC people.