IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE 2019 IBRD TEE SHIRT DESIGN!!!!
2019 International Barefoot Running Day™
Expires Friday, March 15, 2019, Noon, EST.
The 9th Annual International Barefoot Running Day™ will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019!
The "design phase" of the tee shirt contest is complete. It's was touchy there for a moment, as I was worried that we wouldn't have anyone contributing, but at the latter moments, we had two wonderful submissions.
It's now time to vote for your favorite.
We will let this contest run for one week, then we will announce the winner.
After the winner has been determined, the winning design...
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...