Abebe Bikila

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  1. mandytheartist

    mandytheartist Barefooters
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    Was Bikila the only person to win a major race barefoot?
     
  2. Barefoot TJ

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    No. There have been several. Don't forget about Zola Budd [at left :)]. Jason Robillard was going to compile a list of all the barefoot runners who have won races.
     
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    If youre talking about MAJOR races, I would say the Olympics is as high as you can get. So yeah.
     
  4. Bare Lee

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    I consistently outrun my demons as they chase me, three times a week.
     
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    I forgot Dekkers! (80's NCAA champ) :eek: BTW, does Zola still run bare?
     
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    No.
     

  7. Barefoot TJ

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    Yes, she does still run barefoot, just not on hard surfaces. She says she still trains barefoot and will run on cross-country courses and tracks (not asphalt) barefoot to keep her feet strong. She doesn't race barefoot anymore though. After all, she is Newton's spokesperson.
     

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