Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew
Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew

How runners can stop toe nails coming off or turning black during marathons and ultra events

  • Toe nails peeling off, then struggling to grow back months after a long race, is a common affliction facing trail and road runners

Topic |   Extreme fitness
Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew
Phairat Varasin, a finisher of the 298km Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge, has modified his shoes for more toe room. Photo: Mark Agnew
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