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FILE PHOTO: Athletics - Dubai Marathon - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 24, 2020 General view of an athlete wearing the Nike Vaporfly shoes. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo(REUTERS)

World Athletics bans prototype shoes after Nike controversy

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:34 PM IST
The basic Nike Vaporfly has a carbon blade in the sole, which stores and releases energy on each step, and air cushions.
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Chicago | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 08:37 AM IST
She crossed the finish line alone, with Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh and Gelete Burka a distant second and third in 2:20:51 and 2:20:55.
Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot crosses the finish line to win the elite women's race of the 2018 London Marathon in central London on Sunday.(AFP)
Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot crosses the finish line to win the elite women's race of the 2018 London Marathon in central London on Sunday.(AFP)

Vivian Cheruiyot shocks Mary Keitany to win London Marathon

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 09:38 PM IST
Vivian Keitany, who set the women’s world record in London last year, ran this year’s marathon with the aid of male pacemakers as Radcliffe did in 2003 when setting the unsurpassed time of 2:15.25 to break the “mixed race” record.
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