Brand Inflation Kills Marathon
2021-02-28 | by CusiGO
In April 2003, when Paul Tergat of Kenya set the World Marathon record at 2 hours, 4 meters and 55 seconds, the whole world was surprised – if you can descend from 2 hours and 5 meters, where is the last boundary? He wanted to know– Experts began a heated debate about the physiological characteristics that a great marathon runner must possess, and whether he will have to run 10000 meters in less than 27 minutes in the future (as tegat did in 26 meters and 27 seconds).
Tegat’s record lasted four years. Ethiopia’s Hale gebusselasi in 27 minutes, another 10000 meter high expert improved in 29 seconds.
In the latest world rankings, Tergat only ranks 57th, ahead of Kengo Suzuki, a 25-year-old Japanese, who won the historic Pipa Lake marathon in 2 hours, 4 meters and 56 seconds, becoming the first African American athlete to run 42195 kilometers in less than 5 miles. 2.5 meters.
Suzuki is one of the best athletes in the 10000 meter race, with an average score of 27 meters 49.16 seconds. In the marathon, Suzuki’s feat did not drop from 2 hours 10 meters to 2 hours 10 meters. Suzuki’s feat was accompanied by the remarkable achievements of dozens of competitors wearing the latest sports shoes. “42 Japanese athletes dropped 10 meters from 2 hours, and there were 21 Spaniards or 17 Britons in history. In 2019, eight Japanese dropped from 2:10 meters to 42 meters. And eyes, 174 has dropped 2:20 meters! “Yesterday, Spanish statistician Miguel veracero was shocked on twitter. This recorded river has not been warmly welcomed and praised, because in Japan, people have great depth and love for the background of sports, but with fatigue and almost sadness, In honor of the EPO’s record breaking and acceptance of the latest prediction by Geoff burns, a biomechanics and sneaker expert: “time is the currency of sport, but many sneaker manufacturers have printed a lot of money So we should stop getting excited about big brands. Everything has changed. ”
Burns refers to the sneaker revolution launched by Nike nearly five years ago. Due to the use of very light foam and carbon fiber board, the width of the sole is up to 40 mm. These foam and carbon fiber board hold them together and act as springs. FIFA has accepted these standards in its latest footwear regulations, and no major manufacturer is no longer dependent on its atomic model.
“I didn’t expect this brand at all,” Suzuki admits, wearing Nike sneakers. “In recent marathons, I always fell in the last few miles, and this time I even accelerated.”
A few months ago, a group of researchers in biomechanics, physiology and Sports Sciences, including Borja mu ù IZ, a Spaniard at the University of Zaragoza, warned: “in the past three years, technological advances have created so many basic track and field records, not physiological ones.”. Yannis pitsiladis, an Englishman, was the physiological preparation of the great Kenyan Bekele. He never benefited from his new slippers. He tried to leave within two hours, but failed. “In human physiology, this major event did not occur, which explains why all world records below 5000 meters have improved in three years,” he wrote in a study published in the journal sports medicine. “However, there has been a huge leap in technology.”
“When technology allows so much energy saving and distorts the physiological value of athletes, you have to take action,” said Muniz, recalling how the inflation in swimming records in 2009 led to the fina banning full body swimming. “The sole should be reduced to a maximum of 20 mm, with almost no impact on the thickness, and the record of existing sneakers should be erased.”