Jon Steele... aptly named.
Saucony also do the Virrata (spelling?) which is a cushioned zero drop shoe, and if you want max cushioning and minimalist style then the Hoka Stinson Evo Tarmac are about as cushioned as it gets!
Eddie did have a full blown support team to cater to his every need though...
Good luck, but no offence, I wouldn't put money on you finishing.
All good advice, remember if you're successful the last thing you do before you get the green beret is the 30 mile yomp, so some distance running in your training will definitely help!
Was/ is only 2nd marathon (1st was an under trained write off!) and have never done an official half so don't know. I do know I was doing 1.5 miles in about 9:30 around that time if that helps any? (probably not)
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