What We Don’t Know About Carbon-Plated Running Shoes May Be Hurting Us

April 26, 2023

Eliud Kipchoge, arguably the greatest marathoner of all time, ran a 1:59:40 marathon in 2019 wearing custom-made carbon-plated shoes. Since then, carbon-plated shoes seem to be everywhere, from record-breaking efforts in running and triathlon to age-groupers looking for a PR.

It is quite true that in triathlon events, even small tweaks to gear have an impact on final outcome and competition result. Triathlete