Yesterday’s New York City Marathon was a success, especially for winners Geoffrey Mutai (who men’s title in the adidas Adios Boost) and Priscah Jeptoo (winning her second major title win in the Nike Zoom Streak 3). The race was an overall triumphant success overcoming last year’s first-ever cancelled race and this season’s Boston tragedy with more applicants than ever before in NYRR history.
To celebrate the occasion, Sneaker Report took note of the first 100 runners to cross the finish line and the shoes they sported marathon Sunday. Not many of their choices were surprising. No zigs, blades or springs could get you across the finish line faster yesterday, as the most popular running shoes among elite and semi-elite athletes were your typical racing shoe with a neutral ride, moderate to minimal cushioning and a fast look. The only atypical brands spotted were Italy’s hometown favorite Diadora (not surprisingly sported by Italian runners) along with a solo pair of Sketchers sported by none other than Meb Keflezighi along with the occasional pair of Newtons. Nike and adidas won the popularity contest hands down, (the Adios Boost and Zoom Streak 3 were the most worn models) while brands like Brooks Running, Saucony and Asics took the rest with a few Mizuno and New Balance racers sprinkled throughout.
Take a look and see if your favorite running shoes made the cut. This is The First 100 Shoes to Cross the NYC Marathon Finish Line.