Marathon Running Jersey – Marathon season is upon us (isn’t it always though?), and while we’ll be running the London Marathon next week, there are still some bangers like the New York City Marathon and International Marathon California coming later in the season. No matter what race you’re running, we’re sure this comprehensive list of the best marathon gear will help you. After all, we have run
SHORTS ➡︎ Tracksmith Van Cortlandt ($64). These summaries are tried and true in any situation. No chafing, buttery soft, and looks great with anything. I still have pairs that are five years old and still going strong.
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SINGLET ➡︎ Whatever the Faster Bastards’ are currently wearing as the standard issue uniform. Right now, that’s the Saysky Clean Combat Singlet ($58). It is light and airy, and the cut is smooth. For cold weather, I always go with the Tracksmith Brighton Base Layer ($88), a temperature-regulating merino wool layer that will stay in your running collection forever.
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SOCKS ➡︎ Feetures Elite Lite Cushion No-show Tab ($18). Everything you need and nothing you don’t on race day.
SUNGLASSES ➡︎ Dynafit Ultra EVO ($149). The full coverage of these wings helps me hide my game face.
FITNESS AND GEAR ➡︎ Flipbelt ($33). This belt allows me to carry everything I need (like my Maurten Caffeine gels), and it doesn’t bounce around.
WATCH ➡︎ Coros Pace 2. A very light watch that disappears on the wrist. Great on race day, and I never have to worry about battery life. At $199, it’s an insane value.
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MUST ➡︎ Body Movement ($17). This roll-on glide will help you avoid that touch fire, because there’s nothing worse than a bad cafe halfway through the race.
Shoes ➡︎ Nike Alphafly Next % 1 ($275). I mean, need I say more? Other brands are catching up, but this one still sits on the throne. And yes, both Meg and I take this over version two (sorry, Ben).
My marathon advice: Don’t go out too fast. Like, seriously. Banking time is a fool’s errand, so go slower than you think you’re running (and maybe even slower than your goal race pace). Better to make it up in the back end than a crash at mile 15 and a death march to the finish.
SHORTS ➡︎ Tracksmith Session Speed ($72). Although this short only has one pocket for gels (see below for the rest of my fuel storage strategy), it feels like they’re not there on race day, which is that you want.
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SINGLET ➡︎ Tracksmith Van Cortlandt Singlet ($68) or Bakline Crop Top ($52). Depending on the weather and mood, I opt for the singlet or the crop top. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
SPORTS BRA ➡︎ Bunny Pocket Bra ($50). This bra is perfect for holding an extra gel or two (or my phone) while not having to worry about chafing.
SOCKS ➡︎ Bombas Ankle Sock ($16.50). And I’m not just saying it because you can save 20% off your first order by using code BITR20.
SUNGLASSES ➡︎ Goodr Wrap G’s ($35) or OG ($25). You can’t beat the price and style of these shades. Plus, if you lose them at the next party, you won’t go broke instead.
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NUTRITION ➡︎ Maurten and Regular Caffeine. If it’s good enough for Eliud Kipchoge, it’s good enough for all of us on this list. That should be enough to convince you, even if the price ($43-$50 for a 12-pack) seems a bit steep.
HYDRATION ➡︎ Skratch Labs hydration drink mix ($22 for 16 servings) in the Nathan SpeedDraw Plus handheld ($37). I practice what I preach, so I don’t try something new on race day (ie hydration/course nutrition). For me, carrying a handy bottle of mix that works is a key part of my race day strategy.
Shoes ➡︎ Nike Alphafly Next % 1 ($275). I mean, two years later and there is still nothing that can top the line with this shoe over marathon distance.
MY MARATHON TIP ➡︎ Fuel early and often. If you wait until you feel the need to pick me up, it’s already too late. For more information on how this works and the best strategy for you, check out our Fuel For The Sole program on race day nutrition.
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NOTE: Ben maintains an ongoing partnership with Nike, so the entire race day is expected to be Nike. Consider this category “Best Nike Marathon Gear”.
SINGLET ➡︎ Nike Aeroswift ($70). Ultralight with bonded seams and hems and made of moisture wicking material. Plus, it’s always available in bright colors! Size up because it’s a slim cut, and be warned it’s very short (think weight savings).
SHORTS ➡︎ Nike Aeroswift Half Tights ($85). Always loved half toys. The Aeroswift is extremely comfortable and now has pockets for fuel storage and a zippered pocket on the back. “Feels like I’m wearing nothing at all!” -Ned Flanders
NUTRITION & HYDRATION ➡︎ Maurten with caffeine. I start with a handheld bottle of Maurten’s blend ($42 for 18 servings) and toss it once empty. Then I switch to Maurten gels ($43-$50). They go down easily, don’t upset my stomach, and have the carbs and caffeine I need.
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SOCKS ➡︎ : Nike Racing ($28). Great fit with grippy sections at the bottom to keep your feet from sliding around. However, they are very thin and weak, so save them for race day.
WATCH ➡︎ : COROS Pace 2. As Thomas said, this watch is light, low price ($199), great battery, and does everything I need. It’s very simple to use and never let me down.
TABLE ➡︎ Anything I can tie around my head. The Nike headbands ($12) are great and come in many colors and designs. Ties are my choice because they keep sweat away while allowing some ventilation, and they can be tied so they aren’t too tight.
Shoes ➡︎ Nike Alphafly Next % 2 ($275). Lots of bounce and enough cushioning to keep the legs feeling fresh for the last 10K of the race.
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MY MARATHON TIP ➡︎ Make sure you have fun. Smile, say ‘hi’ to people, take in the sights on the race course. At the end of the day, that’s why we do this. Even if you have a bad race, there is always more. Running is a gift, so cherish it.
Thanks for reading our list of the Best Marathon Gear, and good luck in your fall and winter races! If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments.
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Thomas is the founder of Believe in the Run and has always been a gear junkie, and when he fell in love with running, he also found a passion for the gear that goes with it. He has been reviewing running shoes and gear through Believe in the Run since 2009. Stats: Shoe Size: 10.5 USA, Foot Shape: Slim, Midfoot Strike, 35 Marathons, 13 Ultra Marathons, 2 Ironman 70.3
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Meaghan is the co-founder of Big Run Media and Believe in the Run. She can often be found tearing up the promenade on Baltimore’s waterfront in the early morning.
Ben is a huge fan of running shoes (as evidenced by his Instagram feed) and a data geek who loves looking through all the data and stats related to running shoes and gear. . His running continues to improve after his first marathon in June 2019 (2:52). Other hobbies include photography. Home is in Minnesota.
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