The Prototype that Won the Boston Marathon | The Flats and the Furious: Brooks Hyperion - Beneath The Grandstand (Ep24)


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In 2018, Des Linden arrived at the starting line of the Boston Marathon with two pairs of shoes. When the gun went off in Hopkinton what was on her feet was a blacked-out, almost completely untested prototype of Brooks' newest innovation, the Hyperion Elite. In the episode, we dive into Des' leap of faith as well as the design evolution behind a moment that American distance running will not soon forget.

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