Friday, September 13, 2013
Mo Farah will run in the London Marathon next year wearing million dollar running shoes designed by Nike. According to the manufacturer, Mo’s new shoes should help shave two minutes off his finishing time and perhaps set a new world record. It has been reported the Olympic champion will receive around £750,000 for his appearance in the famous road race. Normally Mo Farah (5,000 and 10,000 metres champion ) loves to compete in Nike Zoom Victory Elite running yellow spikes. Nike report that the shoe is the lightest, fastest 1,500m race spike they have ever made, combining what they describe as an ultra-responsive carbon plate with the dynamic Nike Flywire upper. For marathon runners, the company created the Nike Flyknit Racer, an ultra-lightweight trainer 'knitted' from single lengths of high-tech thread meaning no bulk, virtually no seams and no superfluous weight. The marathon shoe weighs just 5.6 ounces for a size 9, and is engineered for a precision fit to create a feeling of a second skin for the endurance athletes for whom comfort is paramount.