Originally Posted by its.like.that
I remember a race many years ago, 10000m i think, where one of the main contenders lost a shoe towards the end of the race... I can't remember whether he went on to win or not, or whereabouts it was...
anyone able to help?
Here is the incident you are talking about.
Haile Gebrselassie at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart: in the last lap, running on the heels of Moses Tanui, and Tanui just lose the race by a very small margin and I think he'd have won, but that's a great unknown.