Running

What are the best running shoes?

There is no such thing as the best running shoe and it is a shame that so many still ask for advice as to what is the best running shoe and even more disappointing is those runners who give advice as to what they think is the best running shoe when...

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What happened to the Airia One running shoe?

The Airia One was a unique and innovative running shoe that was first released in 2013. The characteristics of the shoe were a zero drop heel, massive toe spring and the midsole was thicker under the lateral forefoot. In house trials by the company...

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How did Abebe Bikila die?

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia who ran the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon barefoot and won the gold medal. He later won the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Marathon. He became a national hero in his country and was held up by the barefoot running...

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Who is Abebe Bikila?

Abebe Bikila was an Ethiopian marathon runner who won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running it barefoot. He then went on to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympic marathon, this time in running shoes. Abebe Bikila passed away in 1973 at the age of 41 from...

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Why did Abebe Bikila run barefoot?

Abebe Bikila won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics running barefoot. He was a late inclusion to the team from Ethiopia competing at the Rome Olympics and the team had run out of enough kit for them to have running shoes that...

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What made Abebe Bikila unique in the Olympic Games?

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia who was a late inclusion in the Ethiopian team to run the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics. As he was a late inclusion, the teams equipment supplies were running low and there was not a pair of...

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