Tag: Eliud Kipchoge

Wheelie-Assisted Marathon Run Prompts Question: Has Sports Technology Gone Too Far?

by Alex Poletti

As technology advances and athletes are given every opportunity to improve their craft, record keepers and sports fundamentalists wonder if new achievements are legitimate, given the hand that new tech has played. This debate was reinvigorated this week after Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge ran the first marathon under two hours, but did so with Wheelies, putting his record in jeopardy.

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