I think everyone at LRC is tired of trying to figure out who is wearing what shoes after a race and whether it provided them some sort of massive advantage or not. Running is supposed to be about who is the best athlete, not who has the best shoe designer on their team.
I reached out to the IAAF for clarification about their shoe rule and they told me they won't investigate any shoe unless they have evidence the shoe is unfair. I'm not sure how that's possible. How is someone supposed to test an unreleased shoe and prove it's unfair?
Seriously? You actually reached out to them about shoes?? They're just shoes...unless they have rocket boosters on them it shouldn't matter. Everyone is so worried about the type of shoes, grow up. You still have to be in incredible shape to set records and run fast, yes as technology and designers make shoes better it will help, but it surely isn't taking away from the fact that as athletes get stronger and faster, records will fall. Stop wasting time worrying about stuff like this.
Imagine if you are able ... these athletes running on cinders and in 1967 footwear. Now imagine how fast Jim Ryun would’ve run if he had carbon plates and floating over the rubberized carpets of 2019 ...? 3:29.9 & 3:47.6