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Your February to-do list: cure blindness, set a half-marathon PR, race Scott Jurek, and run with Ethiopian superstars.

And it’s totally do-able. It ain’t cheap, but opportunities of a lifetime never are. From Outside magazine: Next winter, Jurek is joining forces with the Himalayan Cataract Project and imagine1day to offer 14 runners the chance to join him on a 10-day voluntour and running expedition to Ethiopia. “I’ve been trying to find partners and…

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Running Shoes, re-Born.

Coach E, the guy who beat me in a bet when I said there was no way I could run a 50-mile footrace, also opened my eyes to the sins of structured running shoes. Better put, he won the bet because he showed me how destructive they are. Instead of just beefing about the problem,…

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Echoing hooves…

Caballo’s girlfriend, the Apache Butterfly, helped design this beautiful race poster for next year’s Caballo Blanco Ultramarathon. (I’m betting right now the tattoo artist at Coyote’s Born to Run race is going to face heavy demand for that design). To top it off, Maria then grabbed a’hold of the same burro that Caballo ran with…

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Caveman vs. Podiatrist

“Born to Run” was just featured in the new THNKR series. Fascinating to watch a podiatrist on the verge of changing his thinking before your eyes…

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“Worrying lack of high-quality research”

That’s what the British Medical Journal and the BBC found in a study aired last week when they looked into the “science” behind running shoes and sports drinks. Puma, for instance, claims its running shoes are “designed to… minimise injury, optimise comfort and maximize speed.” But when investigators asked for evidence? Puma declined to provide…

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The next Fivefingers: After zero-drop, zero A.D.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction. — Einstein By this time next year, I’m betting the newest footwear sensation will be the oldest: huaraches, the one shoe that has been…

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