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Pebax® technology dominates the Tokyo Marathon podium

The Tokyo Marathon was all about the shoes ... not a surprise after the official launch of the AlphaFly Next% on Feb. 29, the most desired shoe by athletes and running addicts.  The gear was sold out within 5 minutes of going on sale on Nike's website!

We had a glimpse at the gear during the Tokyo Marathon where 28 of top 30 men were wearing Nike's latest models made with a bouncy Pebax® foam paired with a carbon plate.
This is no coincidence!  The Pebax® technology reputation is definitely making a huge impact at starting lines (and finish lines!) of all running events. Have you noticed the flood of Vaporfly and Alphafly Next% shoes at your last event?

MEN

1st BIRHANU LEGESE (Ethiopia) 
2:04:15
VAPORFLY NEXT%

2nd BASHIR ABDI (Belgium)
2:04:49
VAPORFLY NEXT%

3rd SISAY LEMMA (Ethiopia)
2:04:49
ALPHAFLY NEXT%

WOMEN

1st CHEMTAI SLAPETER (Israel)
2:17:45
VAPORFLY NEXT%

2nd BIRHANE DIBABA (Ethiopia)
2:18:35 
VAPORFLY NEXT%

3rd ASEFA KEBEDE (Ethiopia)
2:20:30
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Tokyo Marathon 2020 Men Elite Pebax Shoes
Tokyo Marathon 2020 Women Elite Pebax Shoes

The first major marathon in the "Alphafly-era" was marked by numerous new records: 

  • New Japanese record: Suguru Osaka placed 4th overall and set a new national record with a time of 2:05:29 while wearing the Vaporfly Next%
  • Birhanu LEGESE won the Tokyo Marathon for the 2nd straight year
  • Top two women ([1] Lonah CHEMTAI SALPETER & [2] Birhane DIBABA) broke the previous women's course record
  • Both the men's and women's races were run at an intense pace!
    • Top 17 men finished under 2:08:00
    • Top 9 women finished under 2:30:00