Author Topic: Can a shoe impart unfair performance enhancement?  (Read 937 times)


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Can a shoe impart unfair performance enhancement?
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2020, 06:00:09 pm »
Reasoned argument:

https://sportsscientists.com/2020/02/running-shoe-tech-the-emperors-clothes-and-the-issues-for-the-integrity-of-running/
I didn't think the EPO comparison was particularly appropriate. Yes, both will have responders and non-responders, so fair enough for the point they wanted to make; but EPO was illegal and, at least as importantly, fast shoes don't kill people.
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Re: Can a shoe impart unfair performance enhancement?
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2020, 09:51:29 pm »
When I was at school, it was common for a PE teacher to try and enhance performance by applying a high-velocity shoe to one's backside.  It was rarely successful - and always unfair.  There is a special place in Hell for these inadequates (think Brian Glover in "Kes").