Apr
02
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The shoes these track runners used back in the day could be considered minshoes, minus the spikes of course!


The bumpy road to 'The Race of the Century'
The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile

By NY Daily News

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It was a race against time and themselves.

Seventy years ago, three men competed to break a world record – the four-minute mile.

Before high-tech shoes and sports medicine devoted to running, they kept challenging themselves to simply run faster.

"The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile," by Neal Bascomb (Scholastic)

Neal Bascomb’s “The Race of the Century: The Battle to Break the Four-Minute Mile,” tells the story of these men chasing a long-elusive goal.

Great Britain’s competitor was Roger Bannister, born into a middle-class suburban family. He liked...
Mar
26
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Amazon accountant from Kerala to run from Srinagar to Gulmarg, barefoot

By Kashmir Reader


Anantnag: A barefoot ultra-marathon runner from Kerala will “run for health” on March 27 from Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar to north Kashmir’s famous tourist destination Gulmarg.

“I will run barefoot here as well. Will start from the Hazratbal shrine and end my run at the point where Gulmarg starts,” Aakash Nambiar told Kashmir Reader.

An advertising accountant at Amazon.com in Kerala, Aakash has been running to create awareness on the importance of being healthy, and other social issues for many years now.

“I have been raising funds for many NGOs through my running. These NGOs work for a wide range of social issues, including a hunger-free India,” Aakash said.

Aakash initially used to do these inter-city runs with model-turned-actor and fitness freak Milind Soman. “But then I...
Mar
24
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Your Choice Xero Shoes Giveaway Contest!
Expires Thursday, March 31, 2022, Noon EST

With Xero Shoes' "YOUR CHOICE" Giveaway Contests, now you can choose the minshoes you want! So many to choose from. Enjoy!

These are some of their NEW models for 2022! Check 'em out!

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Be sure to check out this great video of Steven explaining why the health of our feet is so important and how traditional shoes can destroy your foot health, then spread the word to all those you know:


Do your feet feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning?

If not, it's...
Mar
18
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Will International Barefoot Running Day (IBRD)
Take Place This Year?


That's a good question. With differing covid regulations in limbo around the World, I would encourage everyone who can host an IBRD event in their area to do so. If your local or country's government does not approve of it, then please do not. Of course, it's your call.

Going forward for IBRD 2022 and into the future, the BRS will no longer be the main coordinator for Worldwide IBRD events. A new group has stepped forward to take on this responsibility and are currently determining if they will begin this year or next year. I have not heard back just yet, but as soon as I do, I will post here to let you all know.

Of course, we will keep the IBRD forum going, so if anyone wants to share their reports and pictures of their IBRD events, please do.