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by Barefoot TJ at 12:00 PM
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Mexico's indigenous Raramuri runners chase Olympic dreams
Excellent piece by ESPN

Catalina Rascon, 17, has won 60K and 100K ultramarathons, but she is focusing her training on races 10K and shorter, with an eye toward the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Nathaniel Janowitz for ESPN

SIERRA TARAHUMARA, Mexico -- This region in the southwest portion of the northern border state of Chihuahua is known for its natural beauty. Here, among canyons, forests and mountain peaks, the indigenous Tarahumara people, often called the Raramuri, have lived for centuries.

Life is difficult in this picturesque but impoverished area, with high unemployment, low opportunity and rampant drug cartels having prompted many Raramuri to flee the isolated villages in their ancestral homeland. But not all choose to run away; some...
by Barefoot TJ at 2:49 PM
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Marathon attempt #2, Mankato, MN Marathon
By Trevize1138


Goal: 4:20
Time: 4:30

Strava map and splits

Beautiful fall day in MN for a barefoot marathon! I'm very happy with my performance mostly because I didn't hit any real wall throughout the run. The last 3 miles were more of a struggle than the rest of the race but I didn't completely shut down like I did 3 weeks ago at mile 17 trying to do a 20 mile workout.

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by Thea Gavin at 3:08 PM
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Backpacking & hiking 37 miles in Grand Canyon . . . 50% barefoot, 50% sandals, 100% fun!
By Thea Gavin

Just returned from a wonderful time hiking rim-to-rim across Grand Canyon . . . and taking a full week to do it! Trip report here:
Happy Trails!
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by Lior Ravid at 8:24 AM
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My #1 full barefoot marathon on the tough course of the Bible Marathon!
By Lior Ravid

***** Bible Marathon 2017 *****​

a little bit of History...

“Then a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shiloh with his clothes torn…”

One of the first runs recorded in human history is mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of Samuel. At the end of the war between the Israelites and the Philistines, the “man of Benjamin” runs from the battlefield at Eben Ezer (modern day Rosh Ha’ayin) to Shiloh, city of the Tabernacle.

Many centuries later, the founder of the Maccabiah games, Yosef Yekutieli, set out to measure the length of the course from Rosh Ha’ayin to Shiloh, in the Benjamin region. He was amazed to find that the length of this historic path precisely matched that of the modern marathon – 42 kilometers (the official length of the Olympic running...