Yeshaneh Sets World Record in Half Marathon in Nike Shoes
RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ababel Yeshaneh set a world record in the women's half marathon in the latest breakthrough by athletes wearing high-tech Nike shoes. The Ethiopian runner won the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds. Her time knocked 20 seconds off the previous record set by Joyciline Jepkosgei in Valencia in 2017. The men's and women's records in both the marathon and half marathon since 2018 have all been broken by athletes in Nike shoes. World Athletics cleared athletes to keep using Nike Vaporfly-style shoes last month. But it warned that new shoe technology could threaten the sport's integrity.