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Barefoot and Vibram Fivefingers Runners at the Hartford Marathon

I ran the Hartford Marathon this morning, and after finishing had a chance to watch some of the runners come in between 4:00 and 5:00 hours. For all of you barefoot and minimalist runners out there, here’s some inspiration from a few intrepid runners who completed the race either barefoot or in Vibram Fivefingers (all 3 picures taken at about mile 26.1).  As for me – I’ll try to get a post up about my race sometime in the next few days.  Enjoy!

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.


  1. Steve Speirs says:

    #2 doesn’t look like he’s having much fun…

    • Pete Larson says:

      Yeah, he was moving pretty gingerly at that point, but still managed to
      finish in under 5 hours. The barefoot guy seemed to be moving along just
      fine though! -Pete

  2. Oh, man, that middle dude is going to kill himself with that stride! Ouch.

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