WATCH: South African triple jumper runs barefoot 100m in 10.40 seconds
Canadian Running Magazine
Lleyton Davids ran faster than any Canadian has yet this year–without spikes
Competing at a track meet in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, a South African athlete named Lleyton Davids ran a sub-11-second 100m, running barefoot. A video posted by AIS Athletics (the athletics academy that hosted the meet) shows Davids flying toward the finish and crossing the line in second place. To make his run even more impressive, Davids is a triple jumper (he’s the two-time reigning South African champion), and sprinting isn’t even his main focus.
He took his shoes off 20 years ago.
He hasn't put them back on By Today Online
NORWALK, CONNECTICUT (United States) — A few years back, Mr Joseph DeRuvo Jr made a quick stop at an upscale supermarket to buy eggs and was stopped in the dairy aisle by a store manager. “You’re not wearing shoes,” he recalled the manager saying to him.
He was right. Mr DeRuvo wasn’t wearing shoes. He almost never does.