News : Kipchoge’s shoes for the London Marathon: ‘Alphafly Kenya’
Many of the eyes of athletics and world sport will be prostrate on Eliud Kipchoge this coming Saturday during the London Marathon, the first major road test to be held during the COVID season and that it has had to modify its circuit to adapt it to the current situation of the pandemic. Only the elite event will be held, but a small cast of athletes has ‘attracted’ the organization of the race on British soil. The current world ‘record-holder’ of the distance and the only man who has been able to lose two hours in a marathon will be the great favorite along with the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who has the second best record in history (2: 01.41).
And since the occasion is special enough and deserves it and the subject of sneakers has been hot for so many months and in the foreground of athletic news, Kipchoge has presented in style the ‘tires’ specially designed for the occasion that Nike has made for him. It is the Nike Nike “Alpha fly N% Kenya”. A prototype practically traced to the one he used in his ‘INEOS 1:59 Challenge’. “The shoes for the competition on Sunday. Inspired by the colors of the Kenyan flag, which represent (the) great people of this beautiful country and to celebrate the first anniversary of the achievement of 1:59:40 in marathon, ”the Kenyan has posted on her Facebook.
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As we said, it is practically the same as the Alphafly used in that INEOS Challenge except for the inclusion of the black, red and green colors of the Kenyan flag, the athlete’s initials (EK) both on the back and on the insole inside the shoe and the time he achieved in that INEOS Challenge (1:59:40), also both at the rear and inside. We will see if they serve the athlete of the ‘NN Running Team’ to make history again.
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