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Vienna marathon winner disqualified for illegal footwear

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Vienna marathon winner disqualified for illegal footwear

The Ethiopian Derara Hurisa, first within the end line with 2.09: 22, was eradicated as a result of his sneakers exceed the thickness of 40 millimeters allowed.

Derara Hurisa, the athlete with the orange sneakers, throughout the race in Vienna@Vienna Metropolis Marathon

The Ethiopian Derara Hurisa He was the primary to achieve the end line, nevertheless it was of little use. He couldn’t get on the rostrum because of using non-regulation sneakers. Hurisa wears a sports activities mannequin with a 50 millimeter thick sole (Adidas Adizero Prime X), exceeding by 10 mm the utmost established by World Athletics for street exams.

Since January 2020, World Athletics has imposed larger requirements on competitors sneakers. One of many predominant novelties was to require a sequence of restrictions on the thickness of the only (40 millimeters most), and due to this new rule the etope is disqualified. The requirements had been modified to “provide greater clarity to athletes and shoe manufacturers around the world and to protect the integrity of the sport.”

Till in the present day, since they had been modified, there had not been any sanction associated to this novelty. “Today we have experienced a world premiere (of sanctions for the use of shoes) that we would have liked to save ourselves. Since last year there is a new rule that establishes certain limitations for the size of the soles,” defined the individual in command of the race, Hannes Langer, to public tv ORF.

Apparently one of many runners left behind demanded a assessment of the winner’s footwear and the outcome was that Hurisa used sneakers that violated the rules. Though the runner had reported using some sports activities that meet the principles, he selected for the marathon others that he had tried in coaching and that he believed had been authorized.

After the preliminary winner was disqualified, the Kenyan Leonard langat (2:09:25) has gained the Vienna marathon. The rostrum was accomplished by the Ethiopian Betesfa Getahun (2:09:42) and the Kenyan Edwin kosgei (2:10:10).