Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday's Why????????

Oregon man runs 102 miles barefoot on a high school track!!!!!!!!

Okay, he did it for the Relay for Life! But Barefoot?????????

TALENT, Ore. (AP) — Todd Ragsdale enjoyed a peppermint mineral foot soak while relaxing at home Monday. It was well deserved after running a world-record distance without shoes over the weekend. Between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, the 41-year-old logged 102 miles barefoot — 413 laps on the South Medford High School track.

Ragsdale made his run in the Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The run left Ragsdale's feet bruised, blistered and swollen, but he said it was well worth it.


Michele said...

Wow that is insane!!

Marlene said...


Some things I will never understand, but good for him!

JoannaRuns said...

That is crazy! And btw, totally unnecessary! I'm pretty sure RFL doesn't have a no-shoes policy!

Christie said...

The barefoot thing doesn't even bother me. It's the 102 miles on the track I can't get my mind around. And I thought I was gonna lose it when I ran 9 miles on the track.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

Woooooooooow. Emphasis on the ow.

That's really impressive though. I've done Relay for Life 3 times. It's an amazing experience.

Run Jess Run said...

Owie!! I know that barefoot running is the "new thing" but I have no idea how these people's feet are still functioning.