These shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPAThese shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPA
These shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

The Runner by Patrick Blennerhassett

Is wearing carbon-fibre plated running shoes cheating?

  • The new technology is under scrutiny and the IAAF is not helping as critics say it gives racers an unfair advantage
  • The shoes, which are expensive, feature carbon-fibre plates that supposedly spring runners forward

These shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPAThese shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPA
These shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPA
READ FULL ARTICLE
Close
We need your support

Advertising helps us continue to provide quality content. Help support us by disabling your adblocker on our site.

How to whitelist us:
  1. 1
    Click on the AdBlock icon at the top right corner of your browser.
    For iOS, go to Settings/Safari/Content Blockers and turn it off.

    For Android, go to your Ad blocker app/Settings and turn it off.
  2. 2
    Click Enabled on this site until the text reads Disabled on this site.
  3. 2
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.
  4. 3
    Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.