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Canadian triathletes launch the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

Delivering on direct feedback from Nike athletes, the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus gets a serious speed upgrade, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo

Today the new Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo was released globally on nike.com. In Canada, the Turbo was launched to the media at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Nike and Canadian triathletes, Stefan Daniel and Tyler Mislawchuk, were present at the August 2nd launch in Toronto.

Three things you need to know about the ZoomX foam and how it will help your run split.
  1. It delivers 85 percent energy return — the greatest of any Nike foam. So, it’s more efficient, making your stride more efficient.
  2. It’s also Nike’s lightest foam (a single men’s size 10 shoe weighs in at 8.4 oz while a women’s 8 is 6.9 oz). So, you carry less weight, increasing your leg turnover.
  3. It’s currently used in three silhouettes: the aforementioned Zoom Vaporfly Elite (which was worn by Breaking2 athletes) and Zoom Vaporfly 4% and now the Zoom Pegasus Turbo. So, the proof is in the pudding, the foam works.

What the Turbo doesn’t include from the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite and 4% is the carbon-fibre plate. But that’s strategic: The plate increases stiffness to provide a propulsion sensation, allowing runners to quickly “pop off” the road. But for short distance triathlons and training runs, stiffness is not a priority, speed is. Because the ZoomX foam delivers the greatest energy return of any Nike foam, it has the power to provide a more comfortable kick triathletes crave during a race or track workout.

The Details

The 10 -mm offset and 12-mm forefoot stack height are designed to help runners store more energy, which can provide greater energy return, while the heel collar is engineered to curve away from the Achilles tendon to avoid rubbing or irritating the sensitive spot.