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barefoot Newport Oregon Marathon - June 2010. (I see I should have eaten 108 oysters instead of only 102!)
Name: barefoot jon
Gender: Male
Profession: retired
Age: 74
Current Weight: 81.6 kg
Goal Weight: 77.1 kg
Location: seattle, washington
About me: 
annual marathons since 1977 to see if being in shape from skiing with little, if any running training, was good enough to run 26.2 miles. It was. Annual triathlons since 1978 (sprint/Olympic/Half&Full IM-Jpn / Hi / CdA) . Marathon Maniac #209 / Japan 100-Marathon Joyful Running Club #803. Mostly barefoot since 1990 Goodwill Games Marathon, or flipflop thongs and other minimalist footwear (aquasock beach shoes, plastic garden clogs, straw waraji, wooden geta, cloth tabi, fabic/rubber jikatabi, leather ballet pads, etc).. First barefoot marathon - 1990; . . . . first barefoot Ironman - 2004. . . . . . first barefoot ultra - 2007 http://www.marathonmaniacsdb.com/Maniacs/MyMarathons.asp?ManiacId=209
Why do I run: 
to see if I'm still in good enough shape to run 26.2 miles one or more times a year, mostly barefoot, if possible, on as little training, if any, as possible. So far, so good.
Why I started running: 
1977: Mayor's Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska to see if being in shape from winter skiing was good enough to run 26.2 miles with some other ski buddies without much, if any, training. It was.