There’s a race to get someone to complete a marathon in less than two hours. But it’s not a race between runners or coaches. It’s a race between shoe manufacturers. From Outside: The Race to Design the World’s Fastest Running Shoe.

+ “There has been growing speculation about Nike footwear over the past year, with the former Nike Oregon Project member Steve Magness and the sports scientist Ross Tucker questioning whether springs were used in the shoes worn by the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele at the Dubai marathon last month.” Are the new shoes too good?