World Athletics, the organization that governs most international track-and-field events, announced

[ Nike Vaporfly Shoes Won’t Be Banned From Olympics ]
The current version of Nike’s controversial high-tech Vaporfly sneakers won’t be banned in elite competition,

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Date: 2020-01-31T17:36:00.000Z
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Nike’s Vaporfly running sneakers to be allowed in 2020 Olympics

“It is not our job to regulate the entire sports shoe market, but it is our duty to preserve the integrity of elite competition by ensuring that the shoes worn by elite athletes in competition do not offer any unfair assistance or advantage,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said in a statement.

“As we enter the Olympic year, we don’t believe we can rule out shoes that have been generally available for a considerable period of time, but we can draw a line by prohibiting the use of shoes that go further than what is currently on the market while we investigate further,” Coe added.

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Date: 2020-01-31T17:49:36+0000
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Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes avoid ban, but not prototypes

World Athletics, the organization that governs most international track-and-field events, announced new shoe regulations on Friday. The ruling places an immediate, indefinite ban on shoes with more than one plate or with soles thicker than 40 millimeters. (The Vaporfly sole is exactly 40 millimeters in thickness, according to Runner’s World.) Shoes with spikes attached by an additional plate must have a sole thickness of 30 millimeters or less.

As previous reports predicted, the change does not ban Nike Vaporfly shoes. Nike vaporfly shoes wont be banned from News Nike Vaporfly Shoes Won’t Be Banned From OlympicsWall Street Journal1 day agoThe current version of Nike’s controversial high-tech Vaporfly sneakers won’t be banned in elite competition, a decision that will ... The man and woman who hold the world records for fastest marathon both compete in Vaporflys, and the footwear has stirred controversy since some critics say its technology confers an unfair advantage.


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Date: 2020-01-31
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Nike Vaporfly: Other banned sport goods as World Athletics rules on hi-tech trainers

World Athletics has issued new legislation on hi-tech running trainers, after it came under pressure to clamp-down on “technological doping”.

The Nike Vaporfly trainers, which have become popular with long-distance and marathon runners, have come under heavy criticism from critics.

They claim the technology used equates to “technological doping”, while Nike says the shoes improves running economy by four per cent.

The thick sole with a carbon fibre wedged in the middle gives runners extra cushioning and improves energy return.


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Nike’s controversial Vaporfly running shoes ruled legal for Tokyo Olympics

After helping smash marathon records, the shoe with a thick midsole and carbon-fiber plate can be used by athletes in Tokyo

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The current version of Nike Inc.’s NKE, -1.49% ‘ controversial high-tech Vaporfly sneakers won’t be banned in elite competition, a decision that will fuel further debate about the shoe’s perceived competitive advantage ahead of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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The new regulations issued by World Athletics, formerly the IAAF, would restrict the thickness of a shoe’s sole, but the group set a limit of 40 millimeters. Nike Vaporfly Super Shoes Set to Escape Ban: ReportBloomberg on MSN.com4 days agoNike Inc.’s high-tech Vaporfly running shoes, which have attracted controversy while helping marathon runners break records, will ... That is greater than the current Vaporly shoes, which have a 36-millimeter sole. It would also limit shoes to a single rigid embedded plate, like the current Vaporflys.

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Publisher: MarketWatch
Date: 2020-01-31T11:15:00-05:00
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