Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge has reaffirmed his status as the GOAT, crossing the line at the Berlin Marathon in a world record 2:01:39 — and he did so rocking a new version of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%.
The changes are subtle, with a one-piece Flyknit upper added for a better foot-hugging fit. Down below, the ground-breaking energy-returning Zoom-X foam sole remains unchanged, reinforced with the same carbon-fibre plate.
What an amazing day!— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) September 16, 2018
I want to thank my coach Patrick Sang, my team mates, my management, Nike and NN. A special thank you to my fans for your support! pic.twitter.com/uCh2wCh3sQ
Last year, Kipchoge was a key figure in Nike’s Breaking2 campaign and the design of the initial prototype of the 4% system. With the updated tweaks, perhaps Team Swoosh are looking to level-up the 4 to a 5 or beyond in 2018?
No news as yet on a release date for the updated Nike Zoom Vaporfly, but we’ll keep our ears to the pavement.