Georgia runner breaks 24-hour barefoot running world record: 136.98 miles

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    Georgia runner breaks 24-hour barefoot running world record: 136.98 miles
    By Barefoot TJ


    Andrew Snope had only been running for three years when he set the new Guinness World Record for the Longest Barefoot Run yesterday, August 9, 2014! He beat the previous record from 2013 of 131.43 miles by Peter Wayne Botha from New Zealand (a BRS member!). You can read more about Botha here, and see pictures too: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/sri-chinmoy-24-hour.15012/#post-143032

    Another past (2012) record holder of this title is Robert Knowles (another BRS member!). He also holds the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Barefoot 100km. You can read about his successes here, and check out his pictures as well: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...journey-of-a-reluctant-barefoot-runner.12435/

    And yet another past record holder (2010) was Todd Ragsdale (another BRS member! I'm starting to see a pattern here!). Check out his story and incredible pictures here: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/102-mile-barefoot-ultra-no-simple-feat.5549/#post-55833

    Read more about Andrew Snope's record earning here: http://www.adn.com/article/20140809...our-barefoot-running-world-record-13698-miles

    I contacted Andrew on his blog to ask him to join us (http://journeyofthefeet.com/about/#comment-151). After all, shouldn't the BRS have all of the record holders as members? Oh, and I offered him our Stomp of Approval for his site:

    http://journeyofthefeet.com/

    http://masumiherota.com/inspiring-ultrarunners/andrew-snope/

    https://twitter.com/sixdaysdome/status/498190834140205056/photo/1

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    Andrew Snope at the 2014 Delirium 24hr Ultra Endurance Race
     
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    oh wow wow wow happy to admit I am totally awestruck!! Can't wait to read all this !!!! ( must be akin to how teenage girls feel about One Direction?)
     
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    http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/new-record-for-24-hour-barefoot-run (This article does some comparisons in time and distance with shod runners, but doesn't mention any of the past BAREFOOT record holders. I agree with the comments that there have been more miles run in the same amount of time, and those records should be written about too, but they forget...they are not comparing apples to apples, now are they?)

    http://savannahnow.com/sports/2014-08-11/savannah-runner-sets-barefoot-record
     
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    Thanks for posting . . . this young man is amazing! I'm always inspired to learn there are so many dedicated & talented shoeless runners out there :)
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