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There have been a smattering of barefoot runners since Abebe Bikila. Of course there is Zola Budd, and I’ve written about Dale Story and Marcus Clarke.

Here’s another one: Worley Stout.

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Winning at the Triathlon

Amazing news. The International Triathlon Union has changed their rules.

You can now run barefooted.

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Colorful Characters — Dale Story

We are all aware of Abebe Bikila, who won the 1960 Olympic Marathon running barefoot. And I’ve introduced you to Bruce Tulloh, who won a 6-miler at the British games in 1962 barefoot, and the gold running the 5000m the at the European Championships.

Here is another barefoot winner from the 1960s.

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Dr. Lieberman, I Presume?

Dr. Lieberman of Harvard University has yet another new study out, Strike type variation among Tarahumara Indians in minimal sandals versus conventional running shoes. As you can see from the study title, he visited the Tarahumara Indians, who were featured in Born to Run.

What he found is that conventional running shoes really do weird stuff to feet.

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Dr. Lieberman Strikes Again

The barefooters’ friend, Dr. Lieberman of Harvard, is part of a team with a new study out on minimalist shoe running.

The study shows that running in minimalist shoes (and by implication running barefoot) really does strengthen the foot muscles.

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One in Six Podiatrists . . .

On his America’s Podiatrist blog, Dr. Michael Nirenberg points us to a survey of podiatrists in the magazine Podiatry Management. The survey asks “Do you recommend barefoot running?”

The response is (somewhat) better than I thought it might be.

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Bare Feet, Gyms, and Treadmills

The Wall Street Journal has an article out of how many (most?) gyms get pretty upset if you try to use them barefooted. It is the usual frustrating read.

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