Todd Ragsdale, a 41-year-old from Talent, Oregon, just set the world record for longest run without shoes according to this article from CBS. Barefoot running is all the rage these days, and I’m sure this will just add fuel to the fire. I personally see it as something that is high risk but little reward. Say you’re running and you slice your foot open in the middle of the damn woods? I don’t know what the benefits of going barefoot are, either. Your feet feel more free or something? Is that worth possibly bleeding to death? Not in my book.
On a side note, someone should write a book about the psychology of people who set out to break stupid world records. Some of these are stuff that the average person would not even think about. Like this guy who set the record for longest distance moonwalked or this guy who set the world record for most snails on his face. Is it really a world record if no one else has even attempted it?