True Crime Doc On Nike Racing Shoes Coming To Netflix

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Fans of Netflix’s true crime hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness have been captivated by the colorful characters, shady dealings and blood-thirsty nature of the big cat industry. The story of eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic and his various animal associates has enthralled millions across the globe with its revelations of a murder-for-hire plot, copious polygamy, the rumor of a husband fed to a tiger and one dangling eyebrow piercing. 

Now, on the heels of one you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it series comes another Netflix documentary filled with all sorts of twists and turns. And this time, the topic pop culture will dig its claws into is the mysterious shoe controversy at the center of the running world. Shoe King: Miles, Millimeters and Mischief, which premieres this Friday on the streaming platform, will tell the hair-raising tale of how Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly racing shoes have unapologetically made marathoners faster through carbon fiber technology.

Viewers will go inside Nike boardrooms to see the first moments when brazen footwear designers first conceived of their horrific plot: creating better shoes. Greed, power, stack height-- no boundary is too far so long as World Athletics approves.

If you thought Big Cat Rescue’s Carole Baskin had a vindictive side, just wait until you go behind the scenes with a few angry Twitter users after a whole bunch of guys broke 2:06 in a marathon. This doc brings new meaning to the term mad online.

In the six-part series, director @_shutruther is granted unprecedented access to the YouTube video of Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:40 marathon exhibition in Vienna, where enhanced footage strongly suggests that Nike stuck a mini-motor in the heels of Kipchoge’s record-breaking flats. This is track and field’s smoking gun.

Over a half dozen interviews with foam experts are sure to keep you glued to your chair, while elite athletes from rival brands will try to complete the high wire act of condemning Nike’s advantage without admitting their sponsor makes an inferior shoe. Netflix has an eye for riveting content, and this was a can’t-miss opportunity.

With the Olympics postponed until 2021 and no track and field period for the foreseeable future, Shoe King couldn’t be coming at a better time for fans of the sport. America’s true crime obsession cannot be tamed, and now amateur sleuths across the nation will have another mystery to solve: whether a good running shoe is somehow a bad thing for running.

Leo Daschbach Becomes 11th U.S. Prep To Break 4:00 With 3:59.54

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On Saturday night in El Dorado Hills, California, high school senior Leo Daschbach (AZ) became the 11th U.S. prep runner to break 4:00 in the mile with his 3:59.54 clocking.

Is NCAA Track/XC Dying?

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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

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Understanding Resting And Maximum Heart Rate

Throughout the past years, business has combined the health and technology industries to create a society where fitness tracking has become a regular pastime. People have become more invested in their health and want fun devices to assist in that. These smartwatches and apps have made it easier than ever to know what your exact heart rate is, how many hours of sleep you get, or how far you run. However, with all the knowledge presented to you, it’s equally important to actually understand what those numbers mean to best achieve all of your fitness goals. A big part of this is knowing the different active and resting heart rate zones. 

Pre-Run And Post-Run Stretches

Stretching before and after your run can add a lot of benefits to your exercise routine. It allows you to warm up your muscles and safely progress into your run and also provides your body time to cool off and continue to activate your muscles. It’s important to set aside a couple of minutes before and after exercising so you can make sure you’re taking proper care of your body. 

The History Of Track And Field

Track and field has been around since the start of the Olympics in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. It was created alongside religious events and celebrations for the Greek gods where men (no women were allowed) could show off their athletic abilities. From there it spread to the Romans who continued the games until the Christian Emperor Theodosius I banned them in 394 A.D. because of their ties to pagan beliefs. 

Don't Miss The Quarantine Clasico Sub-4 Live On MileSplit

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History could be headed our way on Saturday in California. 

How To Prevent & Remove A Tick

Summer is right around the corner, and that means more time to get out and run in the great outdoors. However, while it's a perfect time for us humanoids to get outside, it's also the perfect time for those nasty little buggers we call ticks! 

How To Run Long Distance

Long-distance running is a whole different animal to short sprinting, and it's no secret that it can really kick our butts. Whether it's fatigue, pain, or mental obstacles, there are a number of factors that make long runs seriously challenging. 

Running FAQs: What Time Does It Get Dark?

Going for a nice jog has dozens of benefits for both our mental and physical well-being. Not only does it get our bodies in better shape, but it also helps us to clear our minds and let go of any stress or anxiety we may have stored up. 

Jakob Ingebrigtsen Smashes Norwegian 5km Record

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: an Ingebrigtsen brother broke a Norwegian national record on Wednesday as 19-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran a 13:29 road 5km in Stavanger, Norway, to better Sondre Moen’s 13:37 mark from 2019.