What running shoes were the Boston Marathon champions wearing?


When the 126th Boston Marathon was held yesterday, who won the race, and what running shoes were they wearing, were the questions on everyone’s minds. In both the men’s and women’s elite marathons, Kenyan runners claimed five of the six podium positions. Evans Chebet won the men’s race with an unofficial time of two hours, six minutes and 51 seconds.

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In the meanwhile, Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s race with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes, and 1 second. There has never been a female athlete to win the Olympic marathon, New York City Marathon, and Boston Marathon all at the same time in the same calendar year.

No one can deny the hard work, solid diet, and recuperation that went into Chebet’s and Jepchirchir’s victories. But we runners are prone to looking down on the winners. Find out what the greatest runners in the world were wearing while looking for the finest carbon fibre running shoes. To learn more, continue reading.


What running shoes were the Boston Marathon winners wearing? 

(Image credit: Getty/Boston Globe / Contributor)

Perhaps it is a no-brainer that both runners are sponsored by Adidas, therefore they would race in the brand. Both sportsmen seem to have landed on the Adidas Adios Pro 2.0 running shoes despite the fact that there is a wide variety of footwear available. Runners Benson Kipruto and Diana Chemtai Kipyoge both won last year’s race with the same $222 racing shoe, which is one of the finest on the market today.

The Adios Pro 2.0 is an ultra-lightweight running shoe that is intended for race day use. There is a noticeable difference in stiffness between this shoe and, instance, the Nike Vaporfly Next percent 2. There is still a deep wedge of foam for a fair amount of energy return, as well as carbon fibre “energy rods” for a responsive ride and a speedier toe-off.

Unlike many other carbon-fiber running shoes, the Adios Pro 2.0 is built for long, rapid runs in the city. Most, if not all, of these shoes aren’t built to last as long as your regular running shoes. It’s easy to see that Chebet and Jepchirchir are training in the Adidas Ultraboost 22 — a shoe meant for long, sluggish runs and equipped with Adidas’ Boost midsole foam — if you don’t care about racing.


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