Pune runner Shashwat Shukla sets new world record in barefoot running By Pune Mirror
Shashwat Shukla is today a happy man. At the young age of 27 he has managed to set a new world record in 15 km barefoot running. Shashwat ran the distance in just 58 minutes 12 seconds on Sunday (March 3) and he did it right in Pune - despite a twisted leg.
We all evolved from barefoot runners, so is it time to ditch the shoes and go back to basics? Read on to find out...
Words Ben Williamson, UK Barefoot Runners Society president
Before trail running was a sport, it was a matter of survival. The ability to chase down prey, or escape a predator, was essential to the success of our species. Natural selection favoured variations that improved pace, endurance and recovery; because the faster, further and more frequently our forebears could run, the more likely they’d catch their dinner. And not end up as it!
For the majority of us runners today, the stakes aren’t quite so high. A sense of achievement, a personal best time, or a podium place perhaps – but we still make full use of the fantastic physical inheritance our ancestors left us. Or do we? There’s a crucial difference between the running we’ve evolved from...
The 9th Annual International Barefoot Running Day™ will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019!
It's that time of year again! Time to start the 2019 IBRD Tee Shirt DESIGN phase of our 2019 IBRD Tee Shirt Contest!
The International Barefoot Running Day T-shirt design contest has begun! The contest idea was inspired by the threads with awesome barefoot sayings and some great foot print designs added to the Zazzle store shirts.
In order to get the word out about 2019 International Barefoot Running Day and give us some awesome shirt choices for this wonderful event, we are going to have a contest. If you've got design skills, then we'd like to see what you can come up with!...
I lack a bit of time to always write about my barefoot activities (I am very late for reporting on my trip to Korea on my own blog), but January saw an uptick with barefoot running.
In fact, I participated in two barefoot races of 10 K each.
While the first was not much to write home about, as I was running after spending a whole week freezing by -14° in Korea (and obviously not running), I was not perfectly prepared. Anyway, being the BMW I electfying race (ok, whatever the name), the race took place roughly at the same place as my first race.
The terrain being extra flat helps you to keep your performance standards, without exhausting yourself. Despite this, my 10 K ended in 1h, which is slightly disappointing but expected.
The second race took place at roughly the same place, about two weeks later. I did make more efforts in running uphill and trying to get...