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From the Western States news page:

Here are the results of the independent Western States Endurance Run (WSER) Runner Survey from the June 24-25, 2023 race, conducted by ultralive.net.

Some highlights:

  • Topo Athletics accounts for 4.6% of the shoes runners wear. Mind blown.
  • Hoka has 38%, which is also crazy, but many of the “other big brands” aren’t making a dent at all, which continues to puzzle me.
  • Salomon for example only accounts for 10% of the shoes worn, but 50% of the running vests. No wonder every brand is releasing their own vest these days.
  • COROS accounts for almost 30% of the watches folks wear, Garmin taking 60%. Combined that doesn’t leave a lot of room for other brands.
  • Close to 90% of runners to a crew and pacers. Fascinating to think that this is such a norm in this very important race while it’s not allowed at all at European races.

Peruse the survey results for yourself, lots of good stuff in there.

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