Mo Farah running sunglasses

Hosted for the first time in Helsinki in 1983, the IAAF World Championships are in 2017 in their 16th edition. And for the first time, the IAAF World Championships and the World Para Athletics Championships will be held in the same summer, in the same city. Hosting 3,300 of the world’s best athletes from over 200 countries, the World Championships promise some very exciting moments. And with the World Championships having been held in London between the 4th and the 13th of August 2017, we thought this was a great time to have a look at our favourite athletes and at their running sunglasses.


Highlights of the London World Championships

After winning the gold medal for the 10,000 metres, Mo Farah finished second to Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia in the 5,000m. “It’s all good but I am a bit tired – that was a tough run after the 10k final but I can just go back and rest and see what I can do”. It is his third world title for a 10k and his sixth gold medal in World Championships. The athlete is positive about his performance though and even said about retirement: ‘Everybody must come to the end at some point in life. It’s better to end it here than anywhere else’. Another disappointment for Britain was the loss of Laura Muir during her 1500m race. Indeed, the Scottish athlete finished 4th, behind Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Jenny Simpson (USA) and Caster Semenya (South Africa). And she sadly missed out on a medal by seven hundredths of a second.

For Usain Bolt, his last race was a little disappointing as well. Indeed, the internationally adored Jamaican finished the 100m race with a bronze medal, behind Justin Gatlin (USA) and Christian Coleman. Elegant as always, Bolt however immediately hugged Gatlin, bowed to him and congratulated him on his performance. “London, I really appreciate the support you gave me. I’m just sorry I couldn’t deliver as I wanted. It is one of those things”, he said. It was Bolt’s first defeat for more than four years though and he remains the world’s greatest sprinter and showman.


Some Advice on the best running sunglasses

If it is not always the case with running, both athletes can often be seen on the tracks with sunglasses. Usain Bolt is indeed very often wearing Puma sunglasses whereas Mo Farah regularly sports Nike sunglasses.

The common ground though is that most athletes can be seen with semi rimless sunglasses. We would, therefore, recommend the Oakley Radar EV Path. Featuring unobtanium ear-socks and nose-pads, they will help you keep your glasses in place. One thing is sure: wearing sunglasses is beneficial because they improve performance and reduce risk. Indeed, wearing them can prevent the development of cataracts and other eye problems. So visit today and get your own running sunglasses.

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