Here’s What Us Regular Runners Can Learn From Kelvin Kiptum’s Running Form

After running 2:00:35 at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, 23-year-old Kelvin Kiptum is the fastest marathoner in the world.  Alongside being an extremely talented athlete, there are a number of other factors that Kiptum needs to be dialed in on to break the world record. Things such as nutrition, sleep, and recovery techniques are all small … Read more

I Tried Eliud Kipchoge’s Diet To See If It Would Make Me A Better Runner

It’s no secret that Eliud Kipchoge and his Kenyan compatriots are some of the best endurance runners in the world.  There’s a list of reasons experts attribute the Kenyans’ success in endurance running. These include the widespread use of running as a mode of transportation, the high-altitude environment in which many Kenyans live their whole … Read more

New Study Shows The Performance Difference Between Fresh And Well-Used Midsoles, + PEBA Vs EVA Foam

A new journal article has reported, for the first time, on the durability of running shoe super foams (called PEBA, for Polyether Block Amide) vs more traditional shoe foams made of EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate). The article, titled “Influence of Different Midsole Foam in Advanced Footwear Technology Use on Running Economy and Biomechanics in Trained Runners”1Víctor Rodrigo-Carranza, … Read more

The Best Running Shoes of 2023: The Marathon Handbook Shoe Awards

Over the last 12 months, we’ve looked at a wide variety of shoes in various categories. From road to trails, cushioning to control and shoes for injuries and competition. Here I take a look at the best of the best. My selection of shoes that represent the best on offer in the various categories.  As … Read more