Advancements in shoe technology have led to record-breaking marathon times, with the winning marathon time at the 1924 Paris Olympics being more than 40 minutes slower than the 2:00:35 run by Kelvin Kiptum in Chicago in 2023.
Why it matters
The advancements in shoe technology have significantly impacted marathon times, raising questions about the fairness and integrity of the sport as athletes continue to break records.
What the papers say
The South China Morning Post emphasizes the impact of shoe technology on marathon times, while AP News focuses on the efforts to raise funds and awareness for rowing in the US.
How we got here
Advancements in shoe technology have been rapidly changing the landscape of marathon running, leading to a series of record-breaking times in recent years.
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