Aug | 13
Brooks Athletes, Events

Brian Sell’s Shoes for the Olympic Marathon in Beijing

On August 24th, when he runs against the world’s best marathoners in Beijing, Brian Sell will be wearing a special version of the Brooks T6 Racer, pictured below. All non-mesh overlays were removed from the forefoot to suit Brian’s preference for running his marathons with no socks. The shoe’s tongue features the American flag and Brian’s nickname: “Sellbo.” The new T6 will be available for purchase in February 2009. (For now, you can check out the next closest thing — the Brooks T5 Racer.)

Go Brian!

Brian Sell’s Shoes for the Oympic Marathon in Beijing

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  1. runmore

    why is this only “recommended for distances of up to a HALF marathon”? hope brian doesn’t have to stop halfway to change shoes.

  2. Meredith

    Good comments – thanks for posting.

    This shoe is a very lightweight, minimal support racing flat. The vast majority of runners will not find this “enough shoe” for a full marathon.

    Luckily Brian is accustomed to racing longer distances in this shoe – so he won’t need to stop half-way. 🙂 And if you have a light frame and a biomechanically efficient stride, you may be able to get away with it too. We’d just suggest you work up to it in several half-marathon+ races beforehand.

    Based on your feedback we may alter the product description to try and make this clear. Thanks!

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