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The Tarahumara tribe is a secluded area in Mexico and the tribe is known as the running people From young to old people have to run because that is their only form of traveling so they can communicate eat and support their families The most surprising trait of the Tarahumara is that they do not wear running shoes as almost every other runner around the world does The Tarahumara run high mileage everyday where as running a marathon is a big accomplishment in America The video provides examples and tests of the difference of the way people run with running shoes and without running shoes In Born to Run the mystery of the Tarahumara where they run without shoes on trails all day with no type of injuries while the average American runner runs with the most high quality shoes and almost inevitably will be injured with plantar fasciitis bunions Achilles tendon bursitis or any other type of running related injury The results from the video revealed that the impact from running without shoes reduces the impact on your feet therefore reducing the chance for injury This explains how and why the Tarahumara tribe can run on their bare feet all day long and not be affected by many injuries Born to Run exemplified many extreme runners in the Tarahumara tribe It describes what humans are supposed to be made for running By looking at todays society it would be difficult to make that connection but looking at the Tarahumara tribe it seems only natural The video focuses on the way the Tarahumara run and how many miles they can run but in the book it explains the way they live and their person lives as shy but intelligent runners
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