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Which shoes won the most marathons in 2018?

As 2018 comes to a close, we review the top 6 marathon events around the world and take a closer look at which shoes were worn by the top marathoners.  It may not be your personal goal to win one of these major marathon events, but knowing what the pros wear can help you to choose your next running shoes for 2019!  Who knows, maybe one day you will end up on one of the podiums too!

Note that the marathon world record was set by Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin with a time of 2:01:39 while wearing the Nike Vaporfly Elite.

The 6 marathons considered were: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.

*This review displays the men’s and women’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes (36 total) and which brand of shoe the runners wore during the race.

Full results:

  • Tokyo
    • Men
      1. Nike – Streak 6
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
      3. Adidas – Adizero Sub2
    • Women
      1. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
      3. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
  • Boston
    • Men
      1. Asics – Custom Sortie Magic
      2. Nike – Custom Vaporfly 4%
      3. Brooks – Prototype Hyperion
    • Women
      1. Brooks – Prototype Hyperion
      2. New Balance – 1400 V5
      3. Saucony – Fastwitch 8
  • London
    • Men
      1. Nike – Vaporfly Elite Flyprint
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
      3. Nike – Vaporfly Elite
    • Women
      1. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
      2. Nike – Streak 5
      3. Nike – Vaporfly 4%
  • Berlin
    • Men
      1. Nike – Vaporfly Elite Ver. 2 (WR-2:01:39, Eliud Kipchoge)
      2. Adidas – Adizero Adios
      3. Adidas – Adizero Sub2
    • Women
      1. Adidas – Adizero Adios
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      3. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
  • Chicago
    • Men
      1. Nike – Vaporfly Elite Ver. 2
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      3. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
    • Women
      1. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      3. Adidas – Adizero Adios
  • New York
    • Men
      1. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      3. Nike – Vaporfly Elite Ver. 2
    • Women
      1. Adidas – Adizero Takumi Sen
      2. Nike – Vaporfly 4% FK
      3. Nike – OG VF4% X VF-Elite