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1106 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2012 12:22 AM by 64spokes RSS
skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

BALTIMORE (CBS Baltimore) – Runners searching for the perfect pair of sneakers may want to try and run in something different — flip flops. Keith Levasseur ran the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday in 2:46:58 and did all 26 miles in flip flops. “I had every intention of sticking to the race plan of finishing a little under 3:00, so my initial pace starting gout as 6:40-6:50,” Levasseur told Runner’s World. “After a few miles, I decided I go with whatever pace I could comfortably run, even if it was faster than my target pace. I know there are some decent hills later in the race and I didn’t know how I would be doing from a time perspective at that point, so I gave myself some wiggle room by letting go on the downhills and cruising in the 6:00s.” Levasseur was the 29th person to finish the race out of 3,024 runners. He said others noticed his footwear. more --> http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/10/18/man-runs-entire-baltimore-marathon-in-flip-flops/





  • crl8686 Legend 1,293 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    1. Oct 18, 2012 10:56 PM (in response to skypilot77)
    Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

    Wonder if we'll be seeing flip flops in our local running stores now. LOL.





    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Ontario Mills Run, Ontario, CA, 25:19

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker Run, Los Angeles, CA, 51:44

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31


  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,481 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    2. Oct 19, 2012 6:27 AM (in response to crl8686)
    Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

    I wish I could run one that fast in shoes!!!

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    3. Oct 19, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to skypilot77)
    Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

    Well, to be fair, these are certainly not regular flip-flops.  They look like Orthaheel or some fancy custom Kinetic model with all the extra padding, comfort and expensive benefits.  Appears a little different, but real close to the barefoot running sandals out there now.  (Check out Branca and Luna, for example), so I guess it is all in how the term "flip-flop" is defined. 

  • crl8686 Legend 1,293 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    4. Oct 20, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to Jasko123)
    Re: Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

    Flip-flop sandals have no heel straps or heel support; the only connection to the foot is a thong between the big toe and second toe. He probably had to fulfill a rather strict definition to qualify for the Guinness Book record.





    2014 highlights...

    @ 5K: Ontario Mills Run, Ontario, CA, 25:19

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:15

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker Run, Los Angeles, CA, 51:44

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 50:31


  • 64spokes Pro 59 posts since
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    5. Oct 21, 2012 12:22 AM (in response to skypilot77)
    Man Runs Entire Baltimore Marathon In Flip Flops

    I know a guy who runs marathons in crocs.  Although, he's in the 4hr plus group.  He says he wears them a size small, and once they're broken in he loves them.  I guess the lesson is different things work for different people.





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