These unique speed laces provide loads more support than traditional elasticated speed laces (reducing the chances of injury) and help to break world records in Ironman.
Chrissie Wellington won in a time of 8:36:13 and Leanda Cave was third. Tom Lowe also came in third posting a British Ironman®Record, including the fastest marathon split of the day – quite remarkable for his debut Ironman®.
On 18 July 2010 Chrissie Wellington broke the world record for the Iron-distance triathlon in Roth, Germany. She recorded a time of 8hours 19:13 to obliterate her own previous mark by 12 minutes and 46 seconds.
Wellington’s marathon time of 2:48:54 after completing a 3800m swim and record breaking 112mile bike ride was the fastest ever achieved in an iron-distance triathlon. Of her GREEPERS laces Chrissie said:
She said: “I’m overjoyed, yet overwhelmed. Hopefully I have redefined the limits for myself, and for others, of what is possible. It has been one of the best days of my life. Challenge Roth epitomises everything that is great about triathlon.”
GREEPER® Laces are a patented lacing system that enables quick and easy release and fastening of the laces. The laces are made with highest quality 100% polyester laces (exactly the same as those supplied by the shoe manufacturers).
They are not elastic – but they are still an outstanding speed lace for multisport activities!
They provide plenty of support and help to prevent injuries associated with other popular speed laces, especially over longer distances.
This is important for athletes: Edinburgh Sports Podiatrist Jacqui Baggaley notes:
“The use of regular non elastic laces ensures optimum shoe support for the feet during exercise and reduces the chance of injury”.
The Endurance Store team has been using GREEPERS for triathlons and adventure races…the transitions are fast and the shoes feel rock solid…we love them!
It’s a bit old, but still a great insight into GREEPER evangelist and Ironman World Record holder, Chrissie Wellington. Continue readingposted: 7/12/10