Archive: barefoot running

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What are barefoot running shoes?

Barefoot running shoes are generally considered to be those running shoes that have the most minimal design features and materials that you might as well be running barefoot. The phrase ‘barefoot running shoes’ is somewhat of an oxymoron...

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What is the science behind going barefoot?

There is none. A lot of claims have been made regarding the evidence for barefoot over wearing shoes, especially in the context of running. There was quite a fad while back towards barefoot running with many and multiple claims about the science...

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How did Abebe Bikila die?

Abebe Bikila was a marathon runner from Ethiopia who ran the 1960 Rome Olympic Marathon barefoot and won the gold medal. He later won the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Marathon. He became a national hero in his country and was held up by the barefoot running...

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Who is Abebe Bikila?

Abebe Bikila was an Ethiopian marathon runner who won the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon running it barefoot. He then went on to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympic marathon, this time in running shoes. Abebe Bikila passed away in 1973 at the age of 41 from...

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Why did Abebe Bikila run barefoot?

Abebe Bikila won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics running barefoot. He was a late inclusion to the team from Ethiopia competing at the Rome Olympics and the team had run out of enough kit for them to have running shoes that...

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