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“But what about glass?”

By Christopher | February 6, 2010

Will the barefoot runner who has ever sliced his or her foot on a piece of glass please stand up? If you’re able, of course. Because I’d love to meet you, mysterious and mythical stranger that you are. Anyone who runs without shoes is constantly asked about All That Dangerous Glass Out There! Take this…

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Round 2 with Runcolo…

By Christopher | February 5, 2010

Run Colorado, the remarkably energetic and inquisitive running blog, was one of the first media outlets to take a look at Born to Run and ask some smart questions. Now, Simon is back for more. He’s been picking up on some barefooting backlash and decided to separate the heat from the light.

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Chia fever

By Christopher | February 2, 2010

the huffington post, oddly, today had one of the best discussion i’ve come across on chia, the teeny tarahumara wonder food.

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Barefooting, Argentine Prison Style

By Christopher | February 2, 2010

“Since reading your book (of which I am a huge fan) I´ve done a fair amount of barefoot running. Currently I´m travelling around South America and have been keeping a blog about my travels and my running. This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending the night in an Argentine prison. Out of necessity the trip…

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Return to the Running Lab

By Christopher | January 31, 2010

I recently had a chance to return to Dr. Irene Davis’ biomechanics lab at the University of Delaware. Dr. Davis one of the co-authors of the Nature magazine study on barefoot running, not to mention an honest practicioner of her own advice: over the past few months, she’s become a barefoot runner herself. As I…

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“How do we know what is true?”

By Christopher | January 30, 2010
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Barefoot Prof Explains…

By Christopher | January 28, 2010

A Q&A with Harvard’s barefoot professor. Note how he zeroes in on the endlessly repeated “How come elite marathoners don’t run barefoot?” question. As he, and so many other minimalists keep explaining, this debate is about technique, not footwear. Learn to run as if you were barefoot, and you’re good to go — and go…

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Preaching bare feet to shoe sellers

By Christopher | January 27, 2010

Back in December, I was invited to sign books at The Running Event, an industry trade show for running gear manufacturers. I bumped into Matt Fitzgerald of Competitor Magazine, who pulled me aside for this interview..

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BTR, the Librarian’s Choice

By Christopher | January 27, 2010

The American Library Association just named “Born to Run” to its Notable Books list for 2010. Notable Books, 2010

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The Ultimate Barefoot Site, aka Lieberman’s Barefoot Bonanza

By Christopher | January 27, 2010

wow, the info is coming fast and furious out of lieberman’s lab, now headquarters for barefooters worldwide. Harvard has set up the definitive how-to, why-to, since-when site for barefoot running. The Tarahumara secret now has Harvard’s seal of approval. Harvard’s Barefoot Running site

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