Barefoot Racer Raises Awareness

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    1. Nomad

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    I know how some of you feel about barefoot runners who raise funds for "shoes for the poor," but this is a little different, and well, this guys deserves recognition too.

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    Barefoot Racer Raises Awareness
    Butler County Times-Gazette

    Thomas “The Barefoot Wonder” Plush is how Mud-Gear Battle of the Lions (BOTL) Pro-Team identifies their newest team athlete. But Plush is so much more than that.

    He identifies himself as a husband and father, first, a nurse, fireman, barefoot runner with the team and most recently he added the title of 2021 OCR Relay World Champion.

    Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport where competitors, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges in the form of obstacles. Races can vary from Ninja Warrior-type races, to track races or urban and cross country races. In cross country races, mud and trail runs are often combined and designed to result in mental and physical collapse.

    These obstacles can include climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, crossing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping through fire. Many of the obstacles are similar to those used in military training, but some are unique to obstacle racing and are used to test endurance, strength, speed, and dexterity.

    But what sets Plush apart from other competitors is that he races barefoot. In addition to winning 1st place in the 2021 Team Relay World Championship in the Open division, Plush is the first athlete to complete an OCR World Championship barefoot. To continue reading, please visit:

    Barefoot Racer Raises Awareness - Butler County Times-Gazette
    Butler County Times-Gazette
    The reason behind his running barefoot is what makes his accomplishments even more meaningful. Plush runs barefoot to raise awareness for
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