Superfast Nike sneakers creating a problem

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Distance runners are demanding this shoe be investigated!

(FOX NEWS) — Runners are demanding this shoe be investigated.

Several athletes with the International Association of Athletics Federations claim the ‘Nike Zoom Vapor-Fly’ provides an unfair advantage to runners.

Specifically the use of what’s described as spring-like carbon fiber plates within the midsoles to make runners go faster.

Concerns after Eliud Kipchoge broke a world record for marathon runner by running 26.2-miles under two hours at an unofficial event in Vienna Austria while wearing the shoes.

They were also worn by Brigid Kosgie who set a record at the Chicago marathon.

The shoes cost $250.

Nike has not responded to the controversy.

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