Compared to many sports,
distance running relies far less on the latest advances in gear. I predict that some areas will stay the same, such as basic running shoe technology. My overall forecast for the next 10 years is of gradual changes in the sport. No single breakthrough will stand out. Rather, little by little, we will observe incremental changes in running, just as we often see in ourselves.
Graydon Snider is a data scientist with a PhD in atmospheric physics. He is also an accomplished distance runner.