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From shoe to foot: Barefoot running

By Martin Daumer

Article in GERMAN attached...

About 10 years ago the running shoe market turned euphoric: Natural Running was the new trend, at the same time it was the counterdraft of the previous running shoe concepts. But soon it showed that many runners were overwhelmed with the new shoes. But does this contradict the concept of the shoes? Martin Daumer, a convinced “minimalistic” runner, dealt with the topic on a scientific level.

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For more than 20 years the sports shoe industry has gone into cushioning and pronation with constantly new technologies and shoe constructions. The aim was to reduce the injury rate through improved stability and control by the shoe and better cushioning. But it increasingly became apparent at the end of the last decade that there is...
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The idea for the fullsoul runningpad came from the passionate long-distance, mountain and barefoot runner Dr. Martin Daumer, inspired by the evolutionary-biologically based hypothesis that...
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New Book To Feature Writing Of Maine-Raised Climate Activist Who Died On Barefoot Trip Across U.S.
“The One on Earth: Works by Mark Baumer”

By Willis Ryder Arnold, Maine Public

Mark Baumer struck out in 2016 on a trip across the country barefoot to raise awareness of climate change and raise funds for an environmental group, The Fang Collective, sometimes running, interacting with locals. and often hollering into his cell phone camera.

“Ah! I just realized I’m running across America barefoot! Oh! It’s really happening,” Baumer shouts in his first video documenting his journey that's uploaded to YouTube.

Baumer, a Maine-raised writer and activist, was killed four years ago after being struck by an SUV in the Florida panhandle. In addition to the barrage of online videos he posted throughout his journey, Baumer left behind numerous books, poems, stories, and blog posts.
Some of those...
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When a 65-year-old Lata Khare ran a marathon in saree to save her husband's life
By The Bridge

Running a marathon is a very tough task, let alone if you are more than 60-years-old. But, at times, life pushes you to such extremes wherein you end up doing something even you were not aware you are capable of.

And that is exactly what happened with the 68-year-old Lata Bhagwan Khare.

Hailing from the state of Maharashtra, Lata Khare ran a marathon to save the life of her husband back in the year 2014!

To continue reading, please visit: https://thebridge.in/marathon/65-year-lata-khare-save-husband-life-22631

When a 65-year-old Lata Khare ran a...