Ultramaraton Caballo Blanco 2015 – Running with the Raramuri Tarahumara

Click… on the bottom to read the full article and check out its many more photos!!

Or Click HERE…Hagan Click AQUI por muchas mas fotos!!!

raramuri, tarahumara, caballo blanco, huaraches, barefoot running, ultra marathon, Mexico, born to run, guaraches

raramuri, tarahumara, caballo blanco, huaraches, barefoot running, ultra marathon, Mexico, born to run, guaraches

raramuri, tarahumara, caballo blanco, huaraches, barefoot running, ultra marathon, Mexico, born to run, guaraches

raramuri, tarahumara, caballo blanco, huaraches, barefoot running, ultra marathon, Mexico, born to run, guaraches

IMG_5432

IMG_5409 caballo blanco, tarahumara, raramuri, huaraches, guaraches, born to run, ultra marathon, barefoot running

74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING

As part of my ongoing research of traditional Mexican Huarache sandals on Huarache Blog, last Friday I went to the 13th Ultra Caballo Blanco race in the small town of Urique.

For those not familiar with Christopher McDougall’s book “Born to Run”, the Ultra Caballo Blanco is a unique 50 mile ultra marathon that offers runners from anywhere in the world the incredible opportunity to run with the local Raramuris, “the light-footed ones”.

raramuri, tarahumara, caballo blanco, huaraches, barefoot running, ultra marathon, Mexico, born to run, guaraches

15 years ago when I first heard about the Raramuri/Tarahumara, meeting them and experiencing their culture was nothing more than a dream, or at best something reserved only for anthropologists and the most adventurous traveller, both of which I was not.

But today from the Chepe train station town of Bahuichivo in Chihuahua, getting to Urique is only a slightly adventurous 55km, but very beautiful 4 hour switchback bus ride to the bottom of the Urique Canyon,

Click…

View original post 404 more words



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s