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Elizabeth McCurrach Makes Case for Allowing Nike's Advanced Running Shoes

Articles / November 19, 2019

Associate Elizabeth McCurrach authored an opinion article published Nov. 18, 2019, by Law360.com. The article, “World Athletics Should Allow Nike’s Innovative Running Shoes,” examines how Nike’s new ZoomX Vaporfly Next% running shoes appear to allow runners to run faster for longer periods of time. That technological advancement has drawn protests and the sport’s governing body, World Athletics, has begun considering whether to ban the use of the Nike shoes.

McCurrach explores the history of innovation in various sports, including swimming and golf, as well as the trend that track and field athletes are getting faster in general and concludes that improved technology should be permitted as sports evolve.

Read the article (registration required).

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