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

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These shoes have caused a lot of controversy in the running community, but should they be illegal? Photo: EPA
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Chafe can plague a runner, but different gels and creams can help alleviate the issue. Photo: Pexels

The best anti-chafe creams for runners – from sticks and sprays to rubs and natural ingredients

  • There is a range of creams and rubs that suit different needs, whether you want to apply it to a specific spot, carry it on the course or use natural ingredients
Topic |   Extreme fitness

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Chafe can plague a runner, but different gels and creams can help alleviate the issue. Photo: Pexels
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