The Tarahumara run hundreds of miles per week in the rugged canyons of central Mexico’s Copper Canyon—with NO running shoes and none of the common injuries seen in Western countries that use fancy “high tech” running shoes. The Tarahumara run faster, more efficiently, and much safer than we do in this country. The Tarahumara are definitely worth studying when looking at injury prevention!
Oh…and one of the key findings on why they can run so much without injury? They enJOY running. :o)
Enjoy—more foot fitness and less running pain!
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/10/07/barefoot.runner.mcdougall.cnn (CNN Story)
http://www.caballoblanco.com/ (Coppyer Canyon Ultra Marathon Info & Links to Tarahumara)