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FIGHTING FIT

Those superfast Nike shoes are creating a problem

The people who oversee track and field have to give serious thought to how much running-shoe technology is too much.

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Eliud Kipchoge (above, centre), who became the first person to run the 26.2-mile distance in under two hours, and Brigid Kosgei, who set a women's world record, raced in a revolutionary and bizarrely tall Nike shoe that has taken the marathon world by storm since 2016.

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Eliud Kipchoge, who became the first person to run the 26.2-mile distance in under two hours, and Brigid Kosgei (above), who set a women's world record, raced in a revolutionary and bizarrely tall Nike shoe that has taken the marathon world by storm since 2016.

THE extraordinary marathon performances - 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds by Eliud Kipchoge in Vienna and 2:14:04 by Brigid Kosgei in Chicago - last month have focused attention on an already simmering question: does the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) need a more...

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