Sunday, February 13, 2011

Born to Run?


The current 24 hour barefoot record resides in southern Oregon, it also belongs to the man pictured above. Unfortunately those credentials didn't translate last weekend at the Rocky Raccoon 100 where he tried in earnest to break the 100 mile barefoot trail record. 

I couldn't help but post this gruesome pic to detail just how hard going for such a record is and truth be told he's done his due diligence on this one. When I met Todd 5 years ago at the Mt Ashland Hill Climb he was sporting aqua socks and finishing in the top 5.

Perhaps the most amazing comment I heard while on the course was, "yeah barefoot, but was that guy wearing a kilt?"  You never cease to astound Ragsdale. 

New shoes for now.

7 comments:

dtc said...

I just throw up in my mouth a little bit, but it tasted kinda good. Does anybody know of a running shoe store in the area for that poor man!

Fixated on the Trail said...

Yikes!

olga said...

I saw him there...I even took a picture of him. You want it, before this one?

Matthew said...

eff born to run.

Speedgoat Karl said...

He should just put hokas on and call it good. :-) Or are those the "Hoka Extreme" he's wearing?

Todd Ragsdale said...

I think I should have just strapped beef jerky to my feet for the race. Wait... I have beef jerky for feet now. What? I think I'll have a taste... Delicious! Thanks for the support Hal. I may be in to see you about some "protection".

Paul said...

Ouch! Well, you have to give him credit though as gruesome as it looks, that's talent..painful talent!

Paul Serra
Owner, STbands.com