Fast Flats: U.S. Olympic Marathoners’ Racing Shoes

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Jul. 23, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM UTC

Abdi Abdirahman, Nike

We can’t say for sure, but we believe Abdi Abdirahman will be wearing a pair of red, white and blue Nike Flyknit Racers. That’s what he wore en route to finishing third at the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston in January, an effort that earned him his fourth U.S. Olympic team berth. The Flynit Racer (5.6 oz., men’s size 9.0) and men’s Flyknit Trainer+ (7.5 oz.) hit stores last week.

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Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler

Brian Metzler is the editor-in-chief of Competitor magazine. He has raced every distance from 50 yards to 100 miles and run in more than 700 pairs of running shoes in the past 25 years. You can reach him at

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