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Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh sets world record in women's half-marathon at Ras Al Khaimah in controversial Nike shoes
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Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh sets world record in women's half-marathon at Ras Al Khaimah in controversial Nike shoes

Yeshaneh won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds, knocking 20 seconds off the previous record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in Valencia in 2017

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nike prototype Vaporfly shoe banned by World Athletics but current version going to Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nike prototype Vaporfly shoe banned by World Athletics but current version going to Games

Prototype variants of the Vaporfly used by Eliud Kipchoge to run the first sub-two hour marathon and by fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei to smash the women’s marathon world record were both reported to contain triple carbon plates inside thick, ultra-compressed foam

Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings calls for Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes to be outlawed
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Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings calls for Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes to be outlawed

Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings, who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, wants Nike’s Vaporfly shoes to be given the boot.

Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59.40 run is as much a triumph of scientific endeavour as that of human endurance
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Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59.40 run is as much a triumph of scientific endeavour as that of human endurance

Eliud Kipchoge's 1:59:40 run in Vienna should go down in history. But not without an asterisk mark. For, his timing on Saturday was as much of an ode to human endeavour in technology as a triumph of human spirit that everyone made it out to be.