Feb
05
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2016 IBRD™ TEE SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST IS ON!
WE NEED YOU!

The 6th Annual International Barefoot Running Day will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016!

It's that time of year again! Time to start the 2016 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN phase of our 2016 IBRD Tee Shirt Contest!

The International Barefoot Running Day T-shirt design contest has begun! The contest idea was inspired by the threads with awesome barefoot sayings and some great foot print designs added to the Zazzle store shirts. In order to get the word out about 2016 International Barefoot Running Day and give us some awesome shirt choices for this wonderful event, we are going to have a contest. If you've got design skills, then we'd like to see what you can come up with! Please also feel...
Feb
02
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RIP Todd
From Adam Gentile

Some very sad news to announce that Todd Ragsdale passed away while on a hike [run]. Todd was one of the originators who pushed the boundaries when it came to barefoot running. I remember seeing a youtube video of him when he was attempting to run a 100 miler barefoot, the start of the race was in freezing temps and he made it to mile 20 before he had to bail out suffering from extreme frost bite. He also broke a Guinness book of world records for long distance barefoot on a track.

http://ktvl.com/news/local/runners-remember-todd-ragsdale


I republish an interview I did with him just shortly after he set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Barefoot Run. RIP Todd. -TJ



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Jan
28
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A Brief History of Barefoot Running
Minimalist shoes and barefoot running has been a strategy of champions for decades
Rome, Sept. 10, 1960: Starting line of the Olympic Marathon -- The three New Zealanders, Jeff Julian, Barry Magee and Ray Puckett, nervously await the starting gun. Standing next to them they notice an unknown African runner with a skeletal figure and no shoes. "Oh, well, that's one we can beat, anyway," Puckett says.

The African was Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia. His bare feet skimmed over the hot streets of Rome that night to give him the Olympic gold medal in a world-record 2:15:16.2....
Jan
09
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Breaking My Shoe Addiction
By rb2001


My maiden blog about my running begins with a tip of the hat to Mr. McDougall which is the equivalent of a single prepubescent squeal at a boy band concert. Folks recommended his book to me with high praise and others warned against it with strong virtiol. Both groups seemed to miss the point of the book. That he is credited for the so-called "barefoot running craze" is a perfect example.

That this was the book that started it is odd when you consider that only one character in the book actually runs barefoot and only one chapter legitimizes it. That chapter isn't even about running barefoot at all. It's about how the shoe industry boffed running altogether. Beyond Barefoot Ted and the one chapter, everybody else including the Tarahumara run shod. Even Ted does...