Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

Shoe Advancements: Technological Doping vs The Integrity of Athletics

Posted on 26 April 2022 by Yasmin Ryder

In the last five years technological adaptations made to running shoes have continued at a rate of knots.

These changes are occurring multiple times per year and by many well-known brands and manufacturers, while longstanding elite records continue to be broken.

Could the continuous changes made to running shoes, coupled with the rate at which records are being broken, be described as technological doping or should credit still be given to the hands of the athlete?

Sports reporter Yasmin Ryder took a closer look into this troublesome debate.

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