Our long-time friend Eric Gilsenan spent the majority of his day on Saturday May 17th counting running shoes at Ironman Texas. Eric works for the good folks at Hoka, so this is definitely not an independent survey. He did the count himself, which explains why he missed about 325 finishers over nine hours, but I think you’ll get a sense of what triathletes at Ironman Texas were wearing during the marathon on race day.
- 2,550 triathletes started
- 2,266 triathletes finished
- 1,941 shoes counted
Finish Line Shoe Count: 2:45 pm to midnight
If the brand isn’t listed above, assume that they had less than 1% of the field wearing their shoes.
UPDATE: July 14
Shoe Count from Ironman 70.3 Vineman on July 12th
Our shoe-counting friend, Eric Gilsenan was at the finish line at last weekend’s Vineman 70.3.
2,122 pairs of shoes* were counted from the first athlete at 10:15 a.m. to the last athlete at 5:12 p.m. Here are the Top Ten:
*Believe it or not, one barefoot runner was counted. Ouch!