After much research and testing, New Balance has released their carbon-plated marathon racer, the FuelCell RC Elite, to offer an alternative to Nike’s Alphafly and Saucony’s Endorphin Pro, among others. This extremely light racer (201 grams in men’s 9.5 and 162 grams in women’s 7.5) uses a full-length FuelCell midsole that holds a carbon plate within for a responsive and dynamic ride. The carbon plate is designed to harness your power and allows you to quickly roll through your gait cycle. The premium midsole is combined with a Dynaride outsole for great forefoot traction in all conditions. This is a shoe that was designed to go fast — very fast.