Nike Running Shoes Banned Forever!? | The GTN Show Ep. 130

– Welcome to the GTN
Show brought to you by AMP Human and this week
from the Playitas Resort in Fuerteventura is we’re getting a load of content for you guys out there. But we’ve got a lot of news this week, including, a pretty big
announcement from GTN. What was it again, Heather? – Oh yeah, well, we have actually seen over the past few weeks, quite a lot of announcements from the pros. And we are going to be discussing a selection of those on today’s show. As well as a rather large announcement, coming from none other than Cam Wurf. – Yeah, we also had a
rather insightful visit from Speedbar, who are the people behind these rather fancy aerobars, that a lot of the top pros are riding on. Also, got some news on the Nike 4% shoes. But not only that, some
new carbon-plated shoes. (upbeat music) – Now, before we discuss these Nike shoes, let’s talk about this big announcement from Cameron Wurf. Now, you will notice that Heather has disappeared, and I’ll
explain why in a second. But, the Kona Bike Course record-holder, Cameron Wurf, has just announced that he’ll be returning to
the pro cycling peloton and racing for Team INEOS. Now, this isn’t a total surprise given his links with Team INEOS, he’s trained with the team
for a number of years, and he’s coached by Tim Kerrison, one of the coaches of Team INEOS. – [Mark] He is making his debut or has made his debut at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Victoria in Australia on Sunday. And it seems like he is still keeping up some of his triathlon training. We’ve spoken to Cam and apparently he is just focusing on the cycling through the early part of the season. Up until June, his focus though is still predominantly
on Kona and Triathlon. He will be returning to
Triathlon as of June. Now, as a bit of a background, this isn’t totally alien to Cam, he has got a lot of experience in cycling. – [Mark] He transitioned from
rowing to cycling in 2009, and it was on the World Tour
stage professional ranks for that period until about 2014, and then transitioned to triathlon. Now, Heather has actually
disappeared right now to talk to someone who’s got a lot of familiarity in this area, having gone from triathlon to pro cycling and also back to triathlon and that is Lisa Norden. – Lisa, so thanks for
joining us this morning. And for those of you guys who don’t know, Lisa has very successfully
managed to balance racing a bike on the road as a pro and as well as triathlon last year. And, I’m sure Lisa, you’ve
heard the news about Cam Wurf. What are your opinions or your thoughts on him, sort of, going to race for INEOS while still being a top-level triathlete? – Well, it’s super
interesting and it’s been a bit of, like, what we’re, chat about over the last couple of days here, being, you know, professional triathletes and, for him, so for
me coming into cycling it was a whole new area. – [Heather] Yeah. – And there was so much
stuff for me to learn. But he’s, he’s been a cyclist before and has been on teams before. – Yeah. – And that’s, you know, it’s been his day job for, for years. And then he went into triathlon and now is going back
into what’s his day job with some massive stimuli
in terms of cycling. Riding with absolute
best guys in the world, and doing a better job, so – – So, Lisa, do you think we’re actually going to see it improve Cam Wurf as a triathlete? Like, this, this move so, doing more cycling, do you think we’ll see a better performance in Kona from him? – Well, you think, if
you come from cycling and you’re going to
Ironman, the triathlon, you should work on your,
weakest disciplines, right? – [Heather] Yeah. – So it kind of makes sense, like, “Okay, I need to work on my swimming, because I need to get back in the group, and I need to work on my running, because that’s were it’s
all lashed off on the bike,” but then you can argue,
looking at, for example, Flora Duffy, who went
away for a short period of time to do Xterra – Yeah. – And she came back, and
she developed an already strong bike and just
rode away from everyone. And made her strong
discipline to be what kind – – Was her, yeah, yeah. – So in one way, I kind
of like that you work on what you’re already good at and try to take that to the next level. Then I get out of the gym
this morning – it’s quite different energy, like where
you are at energy-wise. If you do Ironman, it’s all
about energy expenditure, like how, how, wise you
are with your energy. – Right. – And who’s got the most towards the end – – Mhm – Are the winner. – Yep. – And if you’re going to
cycling, it’s a very different like energy. – Energy system. – System, and how it looks
and what you have to use. So that’s another question
if it’s actually going to be beneficial. – [Heather] Yeah. – To do world tour racing. – [Heather] And the spikes and things. – It’s not going to be
easy, world tour racing. You’re going to be like for Team INEOS and you’re going to be
asked to do your job, and it’s actually going to be really hard. – [Heather] Yeah. – And how that kind of
work benefits Ironman, I’m not quite sure either,
it’s going to be really good because he gets stimuli that no one else, in the Triathlon world are getting. Or it’s going to be
difficult to then adapt into finding your, you know,
fourth, third gear and be like, “argh.” – [Heather] Yeah, the diesel part, yeah. It’s going to be interesting to see. And very quickly, for
you, obviously last year you did 70.3 World Champs and
then Race UCI World Champs in the, on the road and the TT. What are your plans this year? – I’m going back into triathlon 100%. – [Heather] Okay. – I had a bit of a feelers
out in terms of cycling. It’s not very attractive to
be a 35-year-old triathlete, who has no experience road-cycling before. And unfortunately,
because I did have a plan or was exploring potential
to go to the Olympics. – Right. – The Olympic Games qualification system is quite complicated as
everyone understands. And we only have one slot for Sweden. – [Heather] Okay. – So it’s, when that didn’t quite happen and I decided to go back into triathlon. – [Heather] Okay. Well, we’re
excited to have you back in the sport, for sure. Thank you so much for
your time this morning and I hope you enjoy the
rest of your training camp. – Thank you. (bottle squirting) – [Heather] What you doing, Mark? – I am on a training camp, after all, getting ready for my session. – If only we were. – How was your chat with Lisa, anyway? – Yeah, it was really interesting. I mean, obviously she’s
got real experience of it from the inside, but, on to the point of, you
know, how we always say, you need to work on your
weaknesses in Triathlon. And she was pointing out
that, actually sometimes, working on your strengths, she’s done a lot of work on her bike which is now her strength, can help you in overall,
maybe that’s Cam’s focus. – Yeah, I mean he did
actually comment something on these lines that
essentially when he came into Triathlon, obviously he
was an incredible biker and had quite an advantage there, but that gap’s sort of
been closed a little bit over the years and actually
that this might be an opportunity for him to focus
on that strength and maybe reopen that gap. So, this could be beneficial to him. He’s got closer to the podium
this past year at Kona, so could we see him on the podium? Maybe winning Kona, who knows? – Yeah, I mean it would be fascinating. It could, you know, change
the way people train. But I think that leads us
on nicely to a question for you guys for our GTN poll. Do you think that Cam making
this move and, you know, focusing on his cycling
could help him perform better at Kona next year? It’s a really simple yes or no question. You can answer that just
by clicking on the poll above Mark’s head. – Yeah, or just comment
and let us know if, maybe, you think it might be
detrimental and stepping away and doing the wrong sort of stuff. But last week we actually
asked you whether Flora would win the Olympic
Games this coming year. – It was a close result and
actually 57% of you have faith and said yes, 43% said no. And it seemed like from the
comments, the main rival is Katie Zaferes and a lot
of you with money on her. She’s performed so well over the last year so it’s going to be an
exciting one to watch. (upbeat music) – Now moving on to the Nike shoes. Now Nike have done
incredibly well as of late with their Vaporfly 4% and
their new Alpha Fly which, well, seems to be under a
lot of debate at the moment. We’ve got critics that feel
like it’s an unfair advantage and essentially technological doping. Now, the IAAF have stepped
in because we do have the Tokyo Olympic Games this year. And they have just published
their rules on what is and what isn’t allowed in running shoes. – Yeah, some pretty
significant, bold moves and, at this time of year, one
of which actually says, that any shoe has to be on
the market and available to the public for a minimum of four months before it’s allowed to
be used by IAAF race. So I think we might see a
lot of new shoes coming out in the next few months
because that basically means April onwards, anything that’s
going to be worn in Tokyo has to already be out. And then, the most
significant rule, I guess, is the size of the soul. So, 40mm is the cut off,
which obviously means that the Vaporfly, you know, ticks those boxes. That isn’t going to be
banned, that is allowed. The Alpha Fly, however,
is too thick and that one is going to be banned,
it’s never going to make it to the market. And the other ruling is
the single carbon-plates. So, any shoe is only allowed
one carbon-plate throughout it. – Yeah, we’ve mentioned,
obviously, this Alpha Fly shoe has yet to be released by Nike
and available to the public. It was obviously worn by
Kipchoge when he ran his sub 2 hour attempt, which
he successfully did. That record will still
stand, although the shoe has been banned because, well, it
was never an official record. It was just, I guess,
just a publicity stunt to show that it was possible
to go sub 2 by a human being. But whether this shoe
will now become available, be produced by Nike, I’m going to suspect,
no, given that, well, they need to produce it
and recoup their costs by providing it to the mass market. But who knows, I guess. – But, you know, the mass
market love that type of shoe and, you know, triathlon for example, the women’s podium at
Kona were all wearing the Nike Vaporfly and, yes
I know that isn’t banned, but in Triathlon if there’s
no rule, or in Ironman racing, if there’s no rule and athletes
want any kind of advantage they can get. You know, we’re always pushing the limit. Is there maybe a market there? – I just wonder, though, if
you were turning up to your local 10k or even going to
win the Ironman World Champs, whether you’d feel that happy wearing a shoe that was banned. You might be under a lot
of scrutiny, I don’t know. – If they’re not banned
at that event, you’re not breaking a rule. – Why don’t you guys let us
know in the comments section below because we are undecided. But on the subject of carbon-plated shoes, we have just spotted some new ones because Brooks have just
brought out their new Hyperion Elite. Now, this is actually originally
spotted as a prototype in the 2018 Boston Marathon by Des Linden when she was wearing
some blacked-out shoes. – Yeah, it’s taken a
while to come actually out to the market, hasn’t it. But it’s again another shoe
with a carbon-plate in it. They do say, I think it’s
price point is about £210 so again a pricey shoe and the
cost per wear isn’t brilliant because they recommend 50-100 miles, similar to the Vaporfly, which
I didn’t actually realize. Although, they do have a
training version which I think is just called the Elite. – The Hyperion Tempo. – Oh, the Tempo, sorry,
the Hyperion Tempo. And that will give you sort
of 250-400 miles so you get, but there’s no carbon- – [Mark] No carbon-plate. – [Heather] So yeah, take your pick. At the top of today’s show
we mention some announcements to come and, obviously, there’s
that big one from Cam Wurf but, we’ve got a few of
our own, haven’t we, Mark? – Yeah, today I’ve got a very
big announcement for you all. Because I am hungry. (crinkle of bag) – Thank you very much,
cheers for that. Much needed. I believe you’ve got an
announcement yourself? – I do, yes. I want to
announce that this year I plan on doing a triathlon. – That is big, isn’t it? – Yeah, it is. I mean you’re
probably thinking we’ve gone slightly mad but we haven’t. This is actually come about
from a post from Cam Brown, who actually put up in
Instagram about an announcement if you take a look at this now. So he reads, “Gigantic
announcement. I’m super excited to announce I’ll be on the start
line of Ironman New Zealand on March 7th for the 23rd time. I wanted to announce this
announcement in 48 hours but I just couldn’t wait to announce this very important announcement. I hope to be announcing
some more announcements in the next few weeks.” – Well, yeah, I think it’s
fair to say racing Ironman New Zealand for the 23rd
time is a pretty big deal. I mean, yeah, you do
want to announce that. But I think it’s fair to
say that post did come with a rather large dose of sarcasm, probably aimed at several pros
that over the last few weeks have been announcing their
announcements to the world. – They have. I mean it did
make us chuckle but I think one of which actually, on a
serious note, did probably kind of trigger that post
was from Ellie Salthouse who, a few days before her
announcement, posted, “Huge announcement coming soon.” But on a serious note she
has announced that she’s now part of the Trek Factory Racing
Team, which is pretty cool. She’s been riding a Trek
bike for a long time but now she’s joining the team of
the likes of Holly Lawrence, Tim Reed and co. so
that’s a pretty cool one. – Also had a big announcement
from Lionel Sanders who has announced that he is
now wearing and partnered with Form goggles which is brand
we’re fairly familiar with. Apparently he’s been training
in them ever since the Ironman World Championships in Kona. And, well, yeah, he’s looking
for everything he can get in terms of improving his swimming. – [Heather] Yeah, we’ll see if that makes a difference there. Also, a couple of weeks
ago we talked about several announcements coming from the PTO, the Professional Triathletes Organization, and they have just announced
that actually four more pro triathletes have joined their board. None other than Alistair Brownlee, Lionel Sanders again, Paula
Findlay and Skye Moench. – Cool, well I’ve actually got
another announcement for us, because I can’t get enough
of saying announcement, because last week, I had
a very interesting guest in the show before I
came out to Fuerteventura who I caught up with. Right, I’m delighted to have
Edwin here from Speedbar, which is a brand you may
recognize or at least recognize the name of. Because it’s these bars here
that are used by the likes of Sebastian Kienle, Lucy
Charles, Tim Don and so on. And we’re going to pick
Edwin’s brain today as to well, firstly why these bars
are made and why so many of the pros are jumping
on board and using them. And also, which is quite
exciting, how they are made. So firstly, what is the reason
behind these bars, Edwin? – Well, they’re called Speedbars, so they will make you
faster and there are a couple of reasons why
they make you faster. For starters, they will give
you an aerodynamic benefit. The handlebar really follows
the contours of your arm so we make a cast of your arm to produce the inner section of the Speedbar. Which your arm will be rested on. – So this would essentially, you’d heat this up,
wrap this round my arms to create the cast as such. – [Edwin] Correct, yes so we
heat it up and it will have gone flexible and place it
on your arm and then wrap it so it’s really tight to your arm, which is actually the
start of your Speedbar. When we have, these ones
we will make like a cutout to come to the correct shape. Then on the other side
we will glue a tube on. We will get an extra layer
of carbon fiber over it. There will be some filler added
to get to the perfect shape, and another number of
layers are added to come to the perfect strength
that we need for the bar. Which will come out something like this. And then one of the key
steps in the process is to position it on the base bar
with like a positioning brick so it will have the correct
angle, the correct width, so that’s a really personal thing. We will try to make the handlebar in the perfect position for them. So we connect the spacer to the Speedbar. Like we’ve done over here. And then we reinforce this again with a number of layers of carbon
fiber so it will become like a monocot structure. And that’s actually the
start of the Speedbar. That’s actually how we do it. – [Mark] That’s quite a
lengthy process, isn’t it. – [Edwin] Well yeah, in reality
it’s like a 30 hour process so I can only do like
maximum 2 bars each week, which is the maximum I can do
because it’s a really time- – But it is totally bespoke
and custom for that rider. And that one bar here is actually
for quite a special rider, isn’t it? – Yeah, this one is for the
World hour record holder. This one is for Victor
Campenaerts who has a, quite an extreme position with his wrists, which we found out is aerodynamic,
saving him a few watts. But in the end, very hard to
maintain without a support. So with the Speedbar he will
be supported in that position and he can maintain it. – I notice that is slightly
different to say this one which is maybe a little
bit more triathlon, but there’s a reason for that, right? – [Edwin] Yeah, for the UCI
we are a little bit more restricted than we are in triathlon. In triathlon we have some more freedom, so for instance, the UCI
says that the extension part can only be 4cm wide and 4cm high. And in triathlon, we don’t
have that kind of rules so we can get to the full width of the mold actually, which
will give you another extra bit of comfort and support,
so perfect for triathlon. – [Mark] And just finally,
I’m really interested to understand how you got
into this because this is quite a specialist and niche area. – Yeah, it is. – Obviously you’ve got quite
a background in carbon fiber to be able to do this. – Yeah, we have a carbon
fiber repair company for like 10 years now which gave us some connection to the pro tour cycling world. We did some behind the
scenes modification jobs for some teams which also
go me in contact with the BMC Team. Back then Rohan Dennis was
running for the BMC Team and at the Rio Olympics,
during the time trial, he unfortunately broke his extension. Actually by joke, I sent a
text message to his mechanic, maybe I can fix it for you, huh? Actually, he texted me back
and why shouldn’t we try to make a handlebar
for him because we know all the handlebar systems right now, to come to the perfect position
for every individual person, it’s like a system with a lot
of spacers and connections and clamps to come to that position. And what we wanted to make
for his handlebar was like, a custom built handlebar
to come to his position without all the connections
and spacers so we couldn’t have that error anymore. Which resulted in, well,
the first Speedbar, and during testing we
find it’s also more aero and give him a lot of
benefits due to the comfort. – And from there, people start
spotting it, Victor himself. – Yeah because Rohan used it
at the 2017 National Times World Championships, which he won. Which was spotted by Victor, of course, who is very keen on
every watt he can save. So he contacted me, if I could
make a handlebar for him. Not long afterwards he decided to attempt a World Hour Record and I
guess the rest is history. – It’s very big in triathlon
now, very successful. Well thank you very much for coming in and explaining this, really interesting. (upbeat music) – Right, it’s time to take
a look at some of your photos you guys have
sent in and this week, I have to say, it’s pretty
top end when it comes to pain caves, I’m envious of all of these. – But don’t be deterred
if you do want to send in your pain caves, we want to
see all ends of the spectrum because mine is definitely not like these. – I think we should probably
share ours at some point because I could just dream
of something like this. – Mine doesn’t exist ever. – Okay, fair enough. – This first one’s from
Thomas and this is from Manhattan in New York
City and this is a bit of a couples set-up here. – [Heather] It is, yeah this
is where his wife and him spend quality time together,
6 hours on the weekend. I mean, you’re certainly
going to have plenty of time to chat. – [Mark] Who’s doing 6
hour rides on the turbo. – [Heather] It’s impressive,
isn’t it, I mean amazing. – Our next one is from Mark
and this is from Singapore. So he’s just moved into
a new house and converted the spare storeroom into a pain cave. Priorities, got that one sorted. – Yeah, and he’s watching GTN,
we always approve of that. – [Mark] And he’s got 2 Canyons. He’s got a Canyon Speed
Max and I think that’s a Canyon Air Road or- – [Heather] No, that’s another
TT, I think they’re both- – [Mark] I think it’s got clip-on bars on. Anyway, very nice little
set-up, good job there. Our next one’s from Aiden
and this is from Azerbaijan and this is, well he’s just
renovated his pain cave and added a few new items to it. So he’s got a Oahu
Kicker and a Kicker Climb and he said he was trying to
get the new Oahu Kicker Bike over there but the 50kg
weight getting it overseas made it a little bit difficult. – [Heather] Yeah, I mean I
love the colorings of this, it looks super cool with
like the floor that like goes into the wall and very clean. – [Mark] And all the model cars. – Oh yeah, well spotted. And our final one which just
takes it up to another level again if you can believe it,
comes in from another Mark. Trek Speed Concept 9.9 but
I think there’s a lot more going on than this. We built our home around the gym, it looks like it too, doesn’t it? – [Mark] This is from Nebraska. He’s not only got a
gym that, to be honest, I’d be happy having a membership to, he’s also got an endless
pool which I’m assuming is downstairs but this is a huge gym. That is insane, I’m so impressed at that. – [Heather] Yeah, maybe
we won’t share ours. Jokes aside, we want to see
all sorts of pain caves, whether yours is just your
bike set up in your garage or next to your bed in your
room, we want to see them all. So make sure you share
them using the GTN uploader which is onscreen right now. (upbeat music) – All right, now time for
the GTN caption competition. Last week we had a photo of Anders Hofman, as he was training for his Project Iceman which he has just set off on actually, or at least, they’ve
started the expedition. So he should be starting
the actual triathlon hopefully in the next few weeks. But yeah we had loads of
great captions coming in. First one from Robert Nastasi said, “looking through an ice hole, he says, ‘does the thermometer
say it’s wetsuit legal?'” – [Heather] Good one. We like this one from Savage Poet. “Ice-Ometric training, you bite frost, you chew second, and you swallow third” – [Mark] I like that,
Ice-Ometric training, it’s good. Jaap Koetsier said, “Oi! There’s someone swimming underneath!” Which is brilliant, good
play on the fact that Lewis Pugh was doing his swim. – Yeah, which you mentioned
in last week’s show. But our winner this week,
so the winner of the GTN swimcap is Mr. Banana
Waffles with the caption, “Hardest swim course. EVER.” – Very cool. You are the winner of our
GTN caption competition. Get in touch, we’ll
sent the cap out to you. But for this week’s caption comp, it’s me doing a belly flop in the pool here. – [Heather] It is, we’ve been
working hard here at Playitas, or Mark has anyway, haven’t you? Perfecting that belly flop. Let us know your suggestions
in the comment section below. Well sadly our time here in
the sunshine here at Playitas is coming to an end but there’s
still plenty more videos to come from here this week. We’ve got the How to Make
Your Swim Training More Fun. I’ve also got a video that I made on women’s saddles coming up too. – And don’t forget to like this
video if you have enjoyed it and subscribe to the channel
by clicking on the globe and hit the bell icon to be notified when some of our other videos come out. Also another video from
here that’s come out already which is a clip-less versus flat pedals. You can see that by
clicking just down here. – And if you’re maybe
wanting to invest in some new triathlon gear but you’re
not sure where to start. Want some tips? There’s a
video to help you just here.

82 thoughts on “Nike Running Shoes Banned Forever!? | The GTN Show Ep. 130

  1. What do you think of Cam Wurfs' latest move? Don't forget to enter the poll and leave us your caption comp comments!

  2. Banned shoes? Come on… they have nothing else to do? Other companies should come with another solution better than nike's. That is ridiculous… Let's stop innovation. Let's run barefoot then.

  3. If I took the time it takes for me to afford the speed bars off work I would be faster than spending the months it would take to buy them

  4. Ironman has said they will follow the rules the IAAF sets and whatever it bans, so will Ironman. The Alphafly is set to be banned in IM also. They haven't said that yet, but they likely will.

  5. Everybody can buy this shoe i dont get why it should be banned. 1% more only counts for the high end near 2h marathon runners if u run a marathon over 2:30 u dont need the fastest shoe lol.

  6. I'm going to announce that the GTN will announce Cameron Wurf's announcement of announce that he will announce his announcement.

  7. There are IM age groupers have no problem doping, so no, they would have no problem with the shoe. (I do not believe the shoe should be banned).

  8. arent most triathlon bikes technically 'banned' in bicycle races, considering the diamond frame rule with a limited amount depth.

  9. I’m going to make an announcement. The “announcement” Word counter just exploded. Announcement counter stopped after counting 140.6 announcements

  10. Announcement of opinion: It has always been known that people can buy speed (i.e. lighter bikes, aero bikes, aero helmets, aero suits…) as long as the rules of the competition state those advantages as being legal. Cool. It is ALSO known that, regardless of purchased speed gains, the human engine is still needed to make any use of those purchased gains. I have watched thousands of people using 'ancient' equipment passing others who were using the latest and greatest. If your race allows the equipment, than you cant worry when you see people using that equipment. If you don't like that, then find a new race. Also, racing is about being the best you can be. The evolution of equipment tech helps that pursuit. If you struggle with the legal equipment use of others, than maybe racing isn't for you?

  11. Great! Next thing you know.. people will be announcing that they will be announcing that they have a big announcement.

  12. Someone please help me out! Why is there an issue about a shoe but theres no controversy on swim skins or bike tech thats brand new? I think they just dont like Nike 🤔

  13. Nike just announced that the AlphaFly Next% will be legal. It is slightly different than the prototype Kipchoge used but still uses the same design and technology. Video title and image were a bit misleading and kind of clickbait.

  14. About the Nike run gear, in Tri world the swim time puts you around your final position. The bike push you, but many pros have the same advantages in that area. I will like to see a test using the new shoes on runners with bad techniques, because the elite and pros already are good on run technique.

  15. Nike AlphaFly Next % announced today will be launched 2/29 and will be IAAF legal. The Tempo Next % will not be legal but nobody would wear it in the Olympics. That shoe has a composite plate not carbon plate but the stack height is too high. There are many shoes over 40mm on the market so it’s not a big deal the tempo Next would not be legal

  16. 8:53 "That record" was not recognized to begin with. It was a show with leadout, not an official competition. So, there is noting to be stayed. But I'd buy, may be, those banned shoes for fun outdoors, not racing.
    EDIT: I wasn't patient, you told that 🙂 Ooops.

  17. I want there to be a charity triathlon where athletes can run in poofy nikes/ flexi blades / stilts; cycle with bikes that have flywheels or some other mechanical cheat; swimmers can swim with flippers / full sharkskin suit etc

    like additional weight / risk of injury / discomfort / inconvenience will limit what the top competitors use

    rules are that the only rotary mechanisms allowed are in the cycling section and that the athletes use 100% their own energy (so use of springs is cool but batteries aren’t) must have done a triathlon in the last year to reduce the amount off goofy entries to an acceptable level….

  18. I think it's going to hurt his performance in tri.. But mentally it could be good. Obviously switching to cycling is less detrimental than stopping tri and doing nothing at all

  19. I really dont like carbon plated shoes, running is the only sport where its man vs man and equipment basically doesnt matter, but not anymore…

  20. No triathlete has an issue riding a uci banned tt bike; why would a shoe banned in another disciple bother triathletes now?

  21. on the shoes, interesting article by sports scientist ross tucker

  22. How could training and getting the best help, information and nutrition advice there is not be a help. INEOS will give him such a big advantage in terms of technical advice and getting the best tech, they have the best of everything and that has to help. He was already near the top as his swimming and running have improved so much but as he says his biking has suffered a bit if he can keep his newly aquired swimming and running skills and get his bike back to the top level it'll be at after working for INEOS then I think he'll get the podium at Kona.

  23. The alpha flys aren't banned and I can see that you just photoshopped a pair of next% to look like the alpha flys. Not sure why you would do that 😂

  24. Caption Comp: Mark this is not what we were talking about when we said you could use the 'Alpha FLY' in triathlon. 👌🏊

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