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Barefoot Runners

Some questions for the barefoot running community

June 18, 2010

Here are some rhetorical questions for the barefoot running community in general to consider: Why do you try to dismiss what I write about because there are advertisements on this site for running shoes? Are you also dismissing what is written on barefoot running websites because they have advertisements for barefoot running shoes, barefoot running […]

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Why do no elite runners run barefoot?

February 17, 2010

If barefoot running was so great, then why are there no elite runners doing it? Why have no world records been broken when running barefoot? Don’t you think that every elite runner and their ‘staff’ have looked at everything that could possibily give them a competitive edge? Why have they chosen not to run barefoot? […]

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Do barefoot runners wear tin foil hats?

February 4, 2010

When you look at many of the websites and blogs that promote barefoot running you cannot help but be left with the impression that running shoes are close to being the source of all evil on this planet. “Global warming can be reversed and world peace achieved if we just stop wearing those damn running […]

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Abebe Bakila as a ‘pinup’ runner for the barefoot fanatics

January 28, 2010

Fans and supporters of barefoot running love to point out the achievements of the marathon runner, Abebe Bakila. He won the 1960 Rome  Olympic marathon in a time of 2hr 15min. He did this barefoot. His achievements are hailed and worshiped by the barefoot running community. You often see him touted and talked about on […]

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