Barefooting the 212-mile John Muir Trail By posnerk
This is my blog post for completing the John Muir Trail, a 212-mile hiking trail in California's Sierra Mountains which runs from Yosemite Valley in the north to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,500 feet) in the south. I had intended to hike it 100% barefoot, but encountered some very rocky sections which slowed me down. The final tally was 72% barefoot, 28% in lightweight minimalist trail runners.
Animal lover plans 50-mile marathon in bare trotters By Meath Chronicle
A NAVAN animal lover is preparing to run a 50-mile marathon barefoot to build a new home for two pigs in a local sanctuary.
During lockdown earlier this year Ian Lawton (47) undertook an ultra marathon distance of 41 miles around loops of his neighbourhood deciding to go the “extra mile” to raise money for the “superhero doctors and nurses who fought to save his son” who tragically passed away when he was just one-day old.
The brave dad raised over €3,000 and provided care packages for every special baby care unit in Ireland.
Just two years ago Ian at 25 stone was morbidly obese, pre diabetic, in danger of having a stoke and struggling to come to terms with the loss of his son Hank who was born prematurely in 2011.
The dad of two who lost an incredible eleven stone in nine months says that “running saved his life.” To...
Remembering Bikila's 1960 Olympic marathon victory on its 60th anniversary By Ethiosports
It remains, arguably, one of the most significant landmark moments in our sport.
When Abebe Bikila – running barefoot – became the first black African to win an Olympic marathon gold medal on the streets of Rome it was without doubt one of the most iconic moments of the 1960 Games.
Yet beyond the isolation of this magical moment in athletics history, Bikila’s legacy can be felt on the tracks, cross country trails and roads across the planet thanks to the East African endurance running explosion.
From Keino to Bayi, from Rono to Ngugi, Tulu to Dibaba, Tergat to Gebrselassie and Bekele to Kipchoge, the East African legends have lit up the sport for the past six decades.
Incredible barefoot runner completes 485 mile Three Peaks Challenge By Metro
An ultra-endurance athlete ran two marathons per day to break the record for running the famous National Three Peaks in nine days, seven hours and 18 minutes – all barefoot. The barefoot runner Tony Riddle ran more than 450 miles from Mt Snowdon in Wales to Scafell Pike in England, and Ben Nevis in Scotland. The father of four ran up each mountain with nothing on his feet – a total climb of 23 miles combined ascent and descent of the peaks – and for the 400 miles between each mountain on the road, he ran in Vivobarefoot footwear, which allowed him to mimic the barefoot condition with some protection for his feet. Tony, from Camden, London, started the challenge at Mt Snowdon on the 29 August, before reaching the summit of Ben Nevis on Tuesday, beating the previous record by four hours and 31 minutes.