Four runners with one goal – to set the record for the furthest distance run in 24 hours by a mixed relay team. And despite dire weather, set it they did – an impressive 363.6km.
The Salomon team consisted of Ricky Lightfoot, Ali Lavender, Matt Rees and Abi Woolaston – a mix of trail and road runners, all of whom declared it one of the most exhausting but rewarding events they’ve ever taken part in. They all ran in Salomon’s new road shoe, the S/Lab Phantasm CF which will be available from May.
Designed with Salomon’s Energy Blade technology, a rocker sole geometry and a super soft foam compound, the S/Lab Phantasm CF is the fastest road running shoe Salomon has ever created. The shoe features a composite fibre plate that is made using a unique embroidery manufacturing process, which allows it to vary in stiffness in specific areas under the foot to promote faster forward propulsion from landing to toe-off, and to help to save waste. Salomon’s signature rocker geometry, called R. Camber, ensures a quick transition so you spend less time on the ground, and more time moving forward. Energy Surge — a lightweight, springy and super-soft foam compound — powers your stride and works with the R.Camber sole geometry to deliver fast, smooth transitions from one stride to the next. The upper of the S/Lab Phantasm CF is made from Matryx material — an ultra-premium, highly durable, mesh-like material that makes it lightweight and super breathable. The result is an elite road running shoe built to deliver flat-out speed and a dynamic ride. Drop: 9 mm