Cotton Is Rotten For Running Clothes: Choose Moisture-Wicking Fabrics

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What type of sports apparel is best for marathon running?

Cotton Is Rotten For Running Clothes: Choose Moisture-Wicking Fabrics

Fortunately for marathoners, sports apparel has come a long way from the cotton t-shirt. You can wear almost anything to run a few miles, but a marathon is different. You'll be running for hours, and moisture-wicking clothing can make a difference in your comfort and in your ability to race and focus on other things, like keeping your pace and enjoying the experience. Different apparel manufacturers have different names for their moisture-wicking fabric, including Dri-Fit from Nike, ClimaCool from Adidas, and almost any gear from Under Armour. If you want to spend a little less, Road Runner Sports, online at, has its own line of apparel made from moisture-wicking fabric that is reasonably priced and high-quality; look for DryRoad or DryLine on the label.



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