Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%

Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%

May 10, 2021

The NCAA Data Is In: The Super Spike Effect Is Real, Starting In The 1500

We've compared the 2021 and 2019 NCAA times and the distance times are faster in 2021, while the sprint times are not, showing the super spike impact is real. *MB: The NCAA data is in - The super spike effect is real
February 24, 2020

WTW: Bernard Lagat's Sister is Fast, False Starts in the Half-Marathon, And More Vaporfly Talk?

Bernard Lagat's sister may have found a new distance, the NCAA DMR heated up, there was a false start in the world record in the half marathon, and of course Rojo has some Vaporfly talk.
January 31, 2020

Olympian and Key Vaporfly Researcher Shalaya Kipp Talks to LRC About World Athletics' New Shoe Regulations

Kipp, who worked on the study that gave the Vaporflys their 4% name, is pleased by the new regulations as she thinks within a year or two athletes will have a level playing field. In the meantime, she says some brands need to let their athletes run in the Nike Vaporfly "or they are going to be at a disadvantage." She also talks about what it was like to realize in 2016 that Nike had a shoe that was so much better than anyone else that she and her fellow researchers nicknamed it "The Magic." And how she believes the shoes cost Kara Goucher an Olympic spot.
April 01, 2017

Nike Press Release Leaked On Sub-2 Hour Marathon

LRC has obtained the press release Nike will release if the sub-2 hour marathon is achieved by its shoes.
March 16, 2017

2017 NYC Half Women's Preview: Molly Huddle Goes for the Three-Peat (and the American Record?) Against Amy Cragg & Desi Linden

Can Huddle get the AR? Will Emily Sisson arrive as the next US distance star? We'll find out on Sunday.
March 16, 2017

2017 NYC Half Men's Preview: Feyisa Lilesa Faces Callum Hawkins, Meb, Abdi, Chris Derrick, and Diego Estrada

Can Callum Hawkins keep his hot streak going or will the Flagstaff-based Olympic silver medallist Feyisa Lelisa get the win? Who will be the top American? And what does Chris Derrick think of Nike's new shoes Zoom Vaporfly shoes - should they be banned?