Nike created a brand-new running shoe to break a huge marathon record

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(Source: www.businessinsider.sg)

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Nike is breaking new ground with its “Breaking2″ initiative to help a group of three runners complete a full marathon in under two hours for the first time in history.

To aid its chosen athletes, the sportswear giant has developed a brand-new running shoe called the Zoom Vaporfly Elite, which will be worn during the marathon attempts.

It uses tech called ZoomX, which refers to a new kind of midsole cushioning system. It’s designed to give runners more energy return during push-off while providing additional support for the long run.

This makes the Elite different from other racing shoes, as most models are very flat without much cushioning. The ZoomX foam is also softer, lighter, and more responsive than other foams.

Other innovations in the Elite include a carbon fiber plate in the shoe that “minimizes energy loss at toe…

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