The running shoes of the top 10 men in Kona

While we started to look closer at the bikes of the top finishers at Ironman Hawaii last year already, this year we also wanted to know more about their running shoes. Below we are featuring the overall top 10 men of the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championships and the shoes that got them to the finish line.

1. Craig Alexander (AUS)

marathon time: 2:45:00
running shoes: Newton Distance S

2. Eneko Llanos (ESP)

marathon time: 2:51:48
running shoes: New Balance 902

3. Rutger Beke (BEL)

marathon time: 2:47:49
running shoes: Nike Elite

4. Ronnie Schildknecht (SUI)

marathon time: 2:48:19
running shoes: Puma Belus III

5. Cam Brown (NZL)

marathon time: 2:53:39
running shoes: Nike Air Zoom Marathoner

6. Patrick Vernay (NCL)

marathon time: 2:51:40
running shoes: Asics GEL-DS Racer VII

7. Andy Potts (USA)

marathon time: 2:54:31
running shoes: Asics Gel Banditos

8. Mathias Hecht (SUI)

marathon time: 3:01:12
running shoes: Mizuno Wave Idaten 3

9. Michael Lovato (USA)

marathon time: 2:52:11
running shoes: Saucony Tangent

10. Eduardo Sturla (ARG)

marathon time: 3:03:19
running shoes: Avia