Thursday, November 11, 2010

Phedippidations on Abebe Bikila

A really great episode of Phedippidations, which I reviewed a while ago.

You'll learn that the Ethiopians have a lot more in common with the Tarahumara than I would have thought, what it means to run barefoot if you're a poor African (and why most of them take up shoes as soon as they can), and what a monumental accomplishment his win in Tokyo in 1964 really was.

If you're interested in this great barefoot runner this is a must-listen.