Sunday, November 29, 2009

Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie is a forefoot striker.  Watch some vids at Youtube.  His feet move fast, so it is a little difficult to see his forefoot strike.  He ran 10K 2X per day to school and back, barefoot, for 10 years.  Kinda explains things.  In this vid, he places his arm around a young Ethiopian boy and says, "He could be my double, except he has the shoes. I had no shoes."

I jokingly propose that One World Running, an organization that brings donations and running shoes to Africa, is a plan by the USOC to slow down future African runners!

1 comment:

Clynton Taylor said...

Very interesting. What a great guy. And I think you're right about shoe organizations, especially corporations. Forcing a Western worldview upon other countries rarely works out well, for the receivers.