Runner's World (UK)



Just to say how much I agree with Sam Murphy's article (RW May) regarding the technical advancemen­t in the manufactur­e of running shoes. I have been a runner for just over 40 years and am proud to think that all my personal-best times and my personal-worst times are the result of my training or lack of training. Over the years, I have met great athletes (Ron Hill and Steve Cram to name but two) and they were/are runners who didn’t have to rely on technology, just hard work and determinat­ion, to improve on the natural ability they were born with. The shame is that Olympic medals will soon be determined by technology and nothing else, or am I being overly negative about this?

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