What Happens to the Nikes Worn During the Fastest Marathon Ever Now?

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While Nike-sponsored runner Eliud Kipchoge fell short of his goal of a sub-two-hour marathon at the Breaking2 event in Italy on Saturday, he made history nonetheless by running 26.2 miles in two hours and 25 seconds in what was the fastest marathon time ever recorded. On his feet for the feat was the Zoom VaporFly Elite, a Nike shoe developed for the race and customized to fit the needs of the three runners who participated. What does Kipchoge plan to do with his pair post-race?"This is history," the Kenyan track star told Sole Collector after the race, "and also, always, history must be kept."Usually after an event of this caliber, Nike designers would collect and analyze the sneakers, looking to gain insights from the wear they accrued over the distance of the race. But they're not sure to what extent they'll have that option this time."We ask for our shoes back from our athletes and we inspect them and we have a conversation about what worked\u2014what potentially didn't work is very helpful to know as well," said Stefan Guest, Senior Design Director for Innovation at Nike. "We haven't had that conversation yet. This is a very historic moment\u2014a historic product\u2014and it's obviously incredibly meaningful to the ath...
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