Christopher Iowane stormed down the last 50 metres at a frantic pace to win the 10 kilometres race in the Namosi Marathon yesterday.
It was when he crossed the finish line that spectators realised he was not wearing any running shoes. It came as a shock to many as the tracks and route at the Namosi Marathon mostly consist of gravel and especially sharp stones.
Grantham runner to run London Marathon barefoot in memory of his mother By Grantham Journal
A runner from Grantham will be running the London Marathon barefoot in aid of Cancer Research.
Steven Smith will also be wearing a weighted vest whilst he runs the marathon in the capital city on Sunday October 2.
Steven said: "The whole concept about the barefooted weighted vest marathon run was I lost my mother three years ago to cancer, so I’ve been on an adventure pilgrimage of late raising money for charity’s while doing crazy stunts.
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Do your feet feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning?
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Your feet are made to bend, flex, move and FEEL the...
I have been undertaking endurance marathons for the past five years and wanted to do something new in life, so I searched for world records in the Guinness book and found that one person ran barefoot half marathons for most consecutive days. I got down to it and applied with the Harvard world records for this category and completed it in 21 days. As evidence, I submitted accounts of two witnesses and my GPS and Strava data. My experience on the first day of barefoot running – May 23, 2022, was amazing as I ran for two hours and 20 minutes without shoes at the KDMC ground in Dombivli. The rest of the days it wasn’t easy with stones and pebbles hurting my feet. When people asked me why I was running without shoes, I said it can help me stay grounded. It is a lost science, I feel. My dream is now to...