Is it fair for Kipchoge to say his marathon PR is 2:00:26 if no records are eligible because of the advantage he had. The vaporfly elites gave him an 85% energy return while normal athletes shoes fall somewhere between 50-70% energy return. My thoughts: if other athletes in the past were given opportunity to this technology, then yes the record should be eligible. One could argue that there is no difference between these shoes and EPO. False, even though these shoes give an advantage to the runner, he still had to run 4:36 per mile for 26.2 miles.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite
Custom crafted for each athlete, the shoes feature Nike ZoomX foam for responsive cushioning and a full-length carbon fiber plate to increase stiffness and provide a propulsion sensation. An aerodynamic heel reduces drag. A Flyknit upper hugs the foot without adding weight.