The Tarahumara never train, stretch or warm up before races. They wear homemade sandals made out of tire tread strapped to their feet with leather and they are capable of running distances that would make average marathon runners fall to their knees.
„If you finish the race, you win. If you participate, you win. If you wake up in the morning and you feel good, you win. And if you life the good life and eat the good food and have love for other people then you win. So the idea is to point out to them that there are respected and they’re doing the right thing. All those shy and all those living remotely they like to be appreciated just like you and I. we all want to be appreciated.“
I am so going to buy the book „Born to run“ from Caballo Blanco tomorrow.