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• ‘No longer a shoe’: Nike furore over ‘technological doping’ of two-hour marathon

Ryan Hall, who holds the US record for the half-marathon and finished 10th in the marathon at the Beijing Olympics, insists track officials need to ensure an even playing field when it comes to footwear.

“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.

“I’m just hoping the IAAF makes sure the upcoming Olympics and World Marathon Majors are fair playing fields for athletes of all brands.

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