Archive for February 2011
Last place, with a swoosh
A British writer spent six months in search of the secret of Kenya’s dominance of distance running. One of the first things he noticed: Another difference is that virtually all the children are running barefoot. Barefoot running is a growing trend in the west, based on the theory that conventional running shoes force you to…Read More
Runners aren’t the only victims of overhyped sneakers which lead to harmful heel-striking. ESPN believes NBA stars may also be paying a painful and costly price for believing that shoe companies actually know what they’re doing. The solution? According to another ESPN column, basketball players should take a lesson from naked runners and re-learn the…Read More
Running Wild in Boulder with Jerker and Naked Guy.
Last August, I was leaving Leadville, Colorado after the Trail 100 when I spotted ultra-ace Tony “Naked Guy” Krupicka’s pickup truck by the side of the road. Moments later, I was sharing a slab of dark chocolate on the back bumper of my car with Naked Guy’s gal, Jocelyn Jenks, while Tony continued digging around…Read More
“Bizarre Things Happen In This Sport All The Time…”
TED just posted a talk I gave in DC on their worldwide site and homepage. I’ve been invited to speak at TED Global this July in Edinburgh, where I’ll also be hosting a Naked Run Festival. More on that to come. MUCH more.Read More