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Can shoes make you fast? Many runners are trying out a new kind of sneaker. 

The shoes have carbon fiber plates in the soles. These add spring. They help runners move forward faster. 

 

READ MORE: Shoe companies like Nike, Adidas, and New Balance are in a race to make their running shoes the fastest yet. All three of the top men’s marathon runners at the 2016 Rio Olympics wore a version of Nike’s Vaporfly shoe. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wore a pair when he ran a marathon in under two hours last October. Shoes might help. But these men can run really fast. We are reminded in Hebrews 12:1 that we must “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Jesus is the one who will help us finish well.