Raramuri Ultra-Distance Runners


18×24 acrylic on canvas
black frame

In Stock


These gentlemen from the Raramuri tribe in northern Mexico are all suited up to run long distance, like one hundred miles or more at a time. Take special note of their handmade huarache shoes.

After reading Christopher McDougal’s bestselling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” and communicating via the Internet with featured personality “Barefoot Ted,” for more than seven years now, I have run in hand-made huaraches consisting of two 1/16″ vibram rubber soles topped with leather and two shoestrings.

I have a lot more to say about this painting but it will have to wait ’til later; long story…


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