Looks like the tarahumara made it to Japan

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    Saw this little clip last night of the 2015 UBTF race around mount fuji, it's amazing to see how far the Tarahumara have spread their wings, They appear a few times in this short clip.

     
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    Sad that they DNF.
     

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    It felt somewhat strange seeing them there, I guess we will read more about this
     
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    Really, why did that happen?
     
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    You were there?
     
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    Oh, no i just meant seeing them in the video.
     
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    I second this question. Why didn't they finish? Born to Run sounds like they are totally awesome runners.
     
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    They didn't go into details, I just saw their names on the DNF list, I would like to know what happened also. I guess we'll never know.
     

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    Maybe they were forced to wear big, bulky BS shoes!
     
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    BTR was a great book but I think Mcdougall stretched some of his stories to make it more appealing. The "newer" generation of Tarahumara runners are certainly not like the runners they used to be 30 or 40 years ago. Their lifestyle is more modernized. Their was a great story about the Tarahumara in National Geographic around the same time BTR came out. NG displayed the Tarahumara's lifestyle much differently than BTR portrayed.

    This is not the first race that the Tarahumara DNF'ed, for some reasons they do not do well when taken out of their element and comfort zone.
     
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    Ha, 100 miler with 7,500m elevation gain and a 40% finisher rate it's not that surprising. Something also happened this year as it had a 60-70% finisher rate in prior years.
     
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    Is this the one?: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/tarahumara-people/gorney-text
     
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    Were the Tarahuamara ever competitive?
    Motivations for racing are definitely cultural. They may have gotten out of the race what they set out to achieve.
     
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    Maybe not. Did you actually watch the video?
     
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    I was being facetious.
     
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    I got the impression from the book that they were not competitive. They ran and raced because they liked it. It doesn't seem like they are too fond of our type of society.
     
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    Hey, none of the funny stuff here.
     
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    Looks like the tarahumara made it to Japan
    Wow they can swim long distance too:happy:
     
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