Following criticism for wearing Vaporflys, South African breaks record barefoot

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    Following criticism for wearing Vaporflys, South African breaks record barefoot

    Mbuleli Mathanga received a lot of flack for wearing Vaporflys in a recent track race, so he went shoeless at his next meet
    By Canadian Running Magazine


    After a recent 5,000m race in Durban, South Africa, a runner named Mbuleli Mathanga faced criticism for wearing Nike Vaporflys in a win that saw him run a personal best of 13:47.23. Under World Athletics rules, Vaporflys aren’t permitted in track races, although this was a restriction Mathanga didn’t know about until after his run. At his next race, a 10,000m also held in Durban, Mathanga took the rules into consideration and opted not to wear any shoes. Running barefoot, he raced to a provincial 10,000m record of 28:24.93, silencing anyone who was still upset about his 5,000m result from a few weeks earlier.


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    Following criticism for wearing Vaporflys, South African breaks record barefoot
    Canadian Running Magazine
    At his next race, a 10,000m also held in Durban, Mathanga took the rules into consideration and opted not to wear any shoes. Running barefoot, he ...
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Durban is only about 150km from where I live. Great to see local stuff here. And that is a fast 10km time too!
     
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