Mind, Motion & Matter

Running, Essentially . . .

Last woman standing – Tarahumara mountain endurance race

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Early in my running career, I became familiar with the running culture of the Tarahumara. This knowledge stretched my conception of what the human body is capable of.

The first video offers a small snippet of Tarahumara women doing their long-distance running. The second video narrated in the exclamatory, constantly amazed tone often used used by history or science narrators takes a kinesiology approach to the phenomena. Although it doesn’t touch upon the spiritual, transcendental elements of the Tarahumara running experience.

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