Indonesian athlete couldn't afford shoes, so he trained barefoot. He just won gold!

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    Indonesian athlete couldn't afford shoes, so he trained barefoot. He just won gold!
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    “He always used to like running around our village barefoot. He never wore shoes because he didn't have any,” his sister, Baiq Fazilah, recently told ...


    Indonesian sprinter who trained barefoot hailed by nation after striking athletics gold
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    "He always used to like running around our village barefoot. He never wore shoes because he didn't have any," said his sister, Baiq Fazilah.
     
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    Too bad he didn't win barefooted.

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    At least he trained barefooted.

    A lot of the Kenyans and Ethiopians train barefoot, then race shod...mostly for the shoe sponsorships...we all.know the story. If it weren't for developing good form while training barefoot, I doubt their wins would happen as frequently. If it wasn't for the sponsorships, I bet we'd see a lot more regular people willing to race barefoot because they'd see that it can be done successfully by the elites' example. Yes, it's a shame.
     
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