Can someone find an example of an elite triathlon where a knee-high compression sock wearer either won on the run or was able to hold off anklet sock wearers?
Tri Q: Are knee high compression sox tools for losers?
Nope, many triathletes are using them for racing. I feel like I've seen something recently but can't place it at the moment. I'll look around.
Comprex, I assume you are talking about the Ironman distance, not something shorter, correct?
Here's an interesting blip about Hilary Biscay using them for training, not necessarily in the race. But, I have to say I don't necessarily gauge my training equipment decisions on what the elite and/or pro racers are doing/using. It's the same as my ski choices. I don't choose a ski because Picabo or Lindsey or anyone else are using them as it really is apples to oranges.
Alright, here's the tv coverage of the 2008 Kona Ironman World Championships. At 35:04 you can see 2 pros including a former winner and another using the socks. Neither of these guys won but I have a hard time believe that the socks were the only difference between these guys and the guy who did win.
Since there isn't frequent HIM tv coverage that will be harder to come by so I wouldn't count on it. I'm curious though, why the question? Are you debating for yourself?
Was watching NZ coverage and my intuition screamed that both Dirk Bockel and Liz Kristensen were going to lose the moment they put on those long Zoics or whatever they were. Sure 'nuff, neither had anything in the tank when Foster and Lawn came up behind 'em.