Runner Sets Half Marathon World Record After Running, Winning Race in Dress Shoes
We’ve seen runners race in business suits, but we haven’t seen them toe the line in dress shoes. Until now.
Juris Silenieks, 23, won Sunday’s Hotlanta Half Marathon in 1:17:05 while wearing a pair of dress shoes. That’s a blazing 5:53 mile pace.
Pending review from the Guinness World Records, he ran the fastest half marathon in dress shoes.
Silenieks is a recent Syracuse University graduate and obviously not suited up and sitting behind a desk. He runs for Wolf & Shepherd, a company that makes dress shoes that are “designed with comfort and technology” so that men can “dress to perform.” The business was started by Justin Schneider, a former decathlete at Notre Dame, who used to design footwear for Adidas.
The Honey Cap Toe shoes that Silenieks triple knotted and wore in the race sell for $345.
Silenieks ran for his school’s cross country and track teams, and once ran a 4 minute, 14 second mile.
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