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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    I can't even recall anyone in college wearing Adidas shoes....
    Wow, in the early 70s, EVERYone in college wore adidas (except some good sprinters who wore Puma, cuz the big sprinters did).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Wow, in the early 70s, EVERYone in college wore adidas (except some good sprinters who wore Puma, cuz the big sprinters did).
    Obviously I'm talking about now....I've posted threads on wearing Adidas Tokyos, Gazelles, Tiger Marathons all through high school and college....Nike didn't even have a Nike shoe until 1972....

    Atticus I think you should get out more....
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    What tracks?
    I remember reading that a ball bearing couldn't return more than 65% of its energy when dropped on a track. Here's the relevant portion of the IAAF's testing specifications.

    The dynamic interaction between the athlete and the surface is significant to the
    performance and safety of the athlete. Therefore the ability of the surface to reduce
    force (absorb energy / shock) is important. The shock absorption shall be between 35%
    and 50%, at any surface temperature between 10C and 40C.
    https://www.iaaf.org/responsive/down...Specifications
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    Ryan Hall

    <<...“With all due respect to Kipchoge, as he is clearly the greatest marathoner of all-time regardless of the shoes he is in, when a shoe company puts multiple carbon fibre plates in a shoe with cushion between the plates it is no longer a shoe, it’s a spring, and a clear mechanical advantage to anyone not in those shoes,” Hall wrote on Instagram....>>

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    Sour grapes....Sad!

    He ran 2:04 with a tornado behind him...on a downhill course...what about that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Sour grapes....Sad!

    He ran 2:04 with a tornado behind him...on a downhill course...what about that....
    I read the article, and it didn't seem like sour grapes to me. It seemed more likely admiration mixed with an honest assessment.
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    That's good to hear...I am only going by gh's post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    I don't think that's how it works. Far as I know (could be wrong) no shoe company sponsors any collegiate track team; they sponsor schools. One big package deal. So if the football program is in Shoe X, that's what all the teams wear.
    Except the sponsor's shoes often cannot cover all of the needed shoes, especially in the field events. Under Armour has just be bringing out XC and Distance shoes acceptable to the top runners. So, they allowed competing in other shoes, except for Nike (and maybe addidas).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Ryan Hall

    <<...“With all due respect to Kipchoge, as he is clearly the greatest marathoner of all-time regardless of the shoes he is in, when a shoe company puts multiple carbon fibre plates in a shoe with cushion between the plates it is no longer a shoe, it’s a spring, and a clear mechanical advantage to anyone not in those shoes,” Hall wrote on Instagram....>>

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    For me, that is the point. At what point are springs on the inside of shoes going to be regarded as legal? When the stride length is approaching 20 meters?
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    That would be great....I'd love to see that...
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