23-year-old Kenyan long-distance runner Kelvin Kiptum set a new world record men’s marathon time of 2:00:35 this past Sunday at the Chicago Marathon. The athletic feat is one of the most impressive accomplishments we’ve ever seen in sports history. Still, many were quick to point to the advantage modern day running shoes give to today’s professional runners. So, this podcast will break down Kiptum’s historic moment, his fast rise to the top of marathon running, and how much “super shoes” really matter to the abilities of today’s runners. Enjoy!
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