What next? Are we going to have altitude doping? With those that train above 2000m have an advantage over those that train at sea level. Maybe nutrition doping? Should all the Maurten drinks that Kipchoge consume be considered doping since other athletes don't have the secret Maurten formula? How about sweat less doping? Since Kipchoge sweat less than his competitors, should it be considered sweat less doping? This site is just getting ridiculous.
Bad Wigins wrote:
Rojo didn't make up the term. See cycling:
Cyclists are competent engineers who understand the mechanics of their sport as thoroughly as runners are ignorant of the mechanics of theirs.
+1. Very true for the most part
NO shoes make a person faster. The person was already that fast and the shoe just allowed them to reach their true potential.
I ran my first marathon in flats and the lack of cushioning in the shoe trashed my legs and my time suffered. My next marathon I stuck with my trainers which are heavy, but felt great to run in. My time suffered because the shoe was just too heavy for 26 miles.
The VF gave me a shoe that was light and provided lots of cushion which is ideal for the marathon. It's clear that flats and trainers are just poor choices for the marathon distance. Nike figured that out first and they get to reap the rewards for building a better mouse trap.
I PR'd wearing the VF, not because the shoe made me run faster, its because all other shoes were poorly designed for the marathon, and caused me to run slower than my potential. There are shoes that are specifically designed for sprints, throws, jumps, etc., but Nike makes one specifically for marathoners and ROJO looses his mind.
So what shoe would you race a 10K in? And why?
To prove guilt we need witnesses, but we're not gonna call any, so they're innocent. Case closed.
but when are they gonna ban spikes!
only barefoot records are legit.
OMG, we are all guilty of mechanical thinking on the internet! FAK!
Stupid topic as it was 100% totally legal. They are guilty of nothing in 2016 other than lame innuendo
Perhaps they were not "technically" cheating but they had to be aware they were getting an unfair advantage by wearing a secret prototype with substantial performance benefits that was not available to the other runners. There should be an official statement that the results were biased and all of the involved runners should publicly own up to what took place.