Incredible barefoot runner completes 485 mile Three Peaks Challenge By Metro An ultra-endurance athlete ran two marathons per day to break the record for running the famous National Three Peaks in nine days, seven hours and 18 minutes – all barefoot. The barefoot runner Tony Riddle ran more than 450 miles from Mt Snowdon in Wales to Scafell Pike in England, and Ben Nevis in Scotland. The father of four ran up each mountain with nothing on his feet – a total climb of 23 miles combined ascent and descent of the peaks – and for the 400 miles between each mountain on the road, he ran in Vivobarefoot footwear, which allowed him to mimic the barefoot condition with some protection for his feet. Tony, from Camden, London, started the challenge at Mt Snowdon on the 29 August, before reaching the summit of Ben Nevis on Tuesday, beating the previous record by four hours and 31 minutes. To continue reading, please visit: Incredible barefoot runner completes 485 mile Three Peaks Challenge Metro Tony says that running up the mountains was actually much kinder on his feet than the flat roads he raced between summits. 'The tarmac became quite ... And: Man breaks record for running Three Peaks Challenge barefoot Runner's World (UK) Man breaks record for running Three Peaks Challenge barefoot. The ultra-endurance athlete believes we were designed to run without shoes.