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Old 23-05-2017, 05:20 PM
Clover Clover is offline
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Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing sandals

A 22-year-old woman from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals.


Marathon runner Christopher McDougall wrote about the Tarahumara's ability to run extremely long distances in his book Born to Run. He found that the Tarahumara:

Traditionally live in widely-dispersed settlements, covering extremely long distances to visit neighbouring villages, hunt and trade
Run in groups, offering each other support and teaching youngsters to pace themselves
See running as a fine art, which forms part of religious ceremonies as well as traditional games and competitions in which men, women and children participate
They consume large amounts of corn beer, which is high in carbohydrates, to stay hydrated
They run in thin home-made sandals called huaraches or barefoot

And here I am spending 100 plus on good marathon sneakers. Running is a very spiritual experience for me, so I thought this was a really interesting/amazing story. Its nice to learn about their culture as well. Strong women!
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Old 23-05-2017, 06:15 PM
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Let's hear it for the huaraches - and corn beer!

Thanks for sharing the story, Fox Spirit.

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Old 23-05-2017, 08:48 PM
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Good on the huaraches lets hope the run many more races

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Old 25-05-2017, 12:36 PM
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Cheers to huaraches and corn bear

That is the amusing thing about running, it does require/entail a lot of carbohydrates, I always put on weight with long distance running. Pasta, haha.

This woman ran the super marathon, 100k ( 62 miles). All in a dress and some sandals, now that's empowering

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Old 25-05-2017, 02:19 PM
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Sure is and good on her.
Religion is for people who are afraid of hell......
Spirituality is for those who have already been there......


Here's where we go off the map.
Out past the power lines,
up that little side road without a sign.
Hidden from the mainstream.

Keeper's of the Ancient future, Keepers of the Drum.
They don't preserve it.....
They live it......!
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Old 30-05-2017, 08:38 PM
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They must have been very good well fitting sandals.. .. Well done.
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