With the Boston Marathon behind us and outdoor track and field races underway, the spring racing season is officially in full swing. This weekend is the Montreal half-marathon here in Canada and across the pond there’s both the London and Hamburg Marathons where Canadians will see how quickly they can travel the 42.2K. If you’re looking for some new gear to get you through the spring season, here’s a look at what the best of the best are sporting.
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Degefa of Ethiopia ran away from the women’s field last Monday morning in Boston. The Ethiopian runner started gapping the field through 10K and grew the lead from there. She finished in 2:23:31. The Adidas athlete was wearing the aptly named, Adizero Boston 7 to win the Boston Marathon.
Cherono came away with the win in Boston, finishing in 2:07:57, only one second ahead of second place finisher Lelisa Desisa in 2:07:58. This is Cherono’s first world major and Boston win. Cherono, 30, had the fastest personal best coming in a 2:04:06 and now has six marathon victories. Both Cherono and Desisa were sporting the Vaporfly 4%’s like many other elites in the race.
McLaughlin opened her 2019 outdoor season one week ago at UCLA running against the men. The 19-year-old ran an impressive 49.6 split to help her team Odd Squad to a win. The New Balance athlete was sporting the MD500v6 spike.
Justyn Knight was third last Saturday at the B.A.A 5K in a time of 13:46. He was third in a very respectable field, losing to Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia who’s an Olympic bronze medallist in the 5,000m and Ben True, one of the best American distance athletes on the roads. True was sixth at the 2015 World Championships in the 5,000m. Knight, a Reebok athlete, appears to have been wearing the Reebok Floatride Run Fast Pro.