A MARTAHON runner is gaining consideration for profitable races in battered SANDALS… relatively than the high-tech footwear worn by his rivals.
Ethiopian runner Amogne Sendeku Alelgn has gained two marathons just lately carrying his blue plastic sandals.
The runner groups the sandals with socks in what’s normally seen as the final word vogue fake pas.
However he has not put a foot improper in his latest races.
Alelgn crossed the road first within the Songshan Shaolin Worldwide Marathon held in Jap China’s Henan Province.
And earlier than that, he completed first within the Jingyuan Worldwide Marathon in North-Western China’s Gansu Province.
Chinese language athletics followers had been impressed that Alelgn might win with out fashionable trainers.
One nameless fan wrote: “The African runner is really gifted.
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“In comparison with the opposite rivals with a lot better operating tools, his sandals appear to be a good assertion of his true capability.
“[He’s] telling the world good runner can win with none exterior help.”
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Some even thought the sandals must give him some magical help, with one writing: “It may sound silly to ask…
“But I wonder whether the sandals can actually help the runner to boost his stamina?”
Alelgn himself told Chinese media that his shoes held no such power.
Instead, the Ethiopian star modestly credited his successes to good, old-fashioned “good luck”.
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