Barefoot Runner to Attempt Brazil 135 Ultramarathon

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by Abbie on December 15, 2010

The Brazil 135 Ultramarathon is a difficult challenge as it is – 135 miles across mountains and some of Brazil’s roughest terrain – only 12 of which do not involve an incline or decline.  On top of that, barefoot runner David Wronski of Sausalito, California, will be attempting the distance in his Vibram FiveFingers KSO Treks, the longest distance in an official race ever attempted in Vibrams.

David Wronski was looking for a bigger challenge, after running a couple marathons and ultramarathons (including a 100-mile race). And, on October 15th he was accepted as one of 50 ultrarunners from 11 different countries to run the Brazil 135 Ultramarathon.  Besides running the race in Vibram FiveFingers, a type of minimalist shoe, Wronski is also raising money to get a team to support him along the course and for a very worthwhile charity, Aid Africa’s Children.

Aid Africa’s Children is a charity close to Wronski’s heart, since his mother is the on the Board of Directors and has seen the non-profit in action in rural African communities.

Wronski is also raising money for 3-4 fellow runners to also travel to Brazil to crew the race.  Donations will go solely towards the flights and travel expenses of the crew members.

He has raised 40% of his goal amount with just 38 days left until the ultra, so visit him at help David Run and help support not only barefoot running, but a truly unique fellow barefooter!

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