Article: Theresa Withee, possibly first woman to run Boston barefoot - An interview

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  1. Neil_D

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    Well done Theresa, the feet look in good condition too.

    I've not done a marathon for 25 years now. It would be fantastic to do one barefoot. I'm not at that level yet.

    I think I have been psychologically scarred in my earlier marathons, associating them with pain, lots of pain, in knees, shins etc.

    I think I'll be happy if by the end of the year I can tackle a half marathon, that should be my next goal.

    Neil
     
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    Wonderful. I was spectating but had to leave early. I was surprised by how few womenafter the elites and subelite women barreled through. It is STILL an inspiration to be a woman, a mother, qualifying for and running Boston (and barefoot, to boot). Congratulations!!!
     

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    WOW Theresa!!! I'm so impressed on so many levels. Your first barefoot marathon, having only 10 miles as a long run fully barefoot, and of course being the first woman to run the Boston marathon barefoot. You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!!! I know what you mean about the gatorade stickiness. I ran the race as well and this was the first race I have run that i have ever noticed it. it was pretty bad. I had to run through puddles in the water area as well to wash it off.
     
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    Way to Go!

    Congratulations on running a great race and inspiring us all. I've always enjoyed recreational running and started doing marathons when I turned 50. I've been BFRing since last June. My longest BF run is also 10 miles and I've done a half marathon with my VFF. I'm training now to run some barefoot half marathons later this year and do the Las Vegas RnR barefoot in December.

    Congratulations again and I love the ink.



    Michael

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    Great job! I can't wait to run my first BF marathon, but I'm still a little nervous too.

    Awesome Tatt!
     

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