The 2022 Tirana Marathon
Country # 98 and Barefoot Country # 56
Date: October 23, 2022
My Time: 4:36:54
By Dr. Sidy Diallo
Another participant, Shi Kangwen, also ran barefoot, which means nearly 2% of the finishers did the marathon without shoes. I finished the race like my previous barefoot marathons, namely without any pain, injury or fatigue. Over a quarter of the course was on cobblestones.
As I explain in the book Running Barefoot for Human Survival, running barefoot not only turns a marathon into a pleasant and easy walk in the park, but also boosts our intelligence.
The book is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format (French edition: Courir pieds nus pour sauver les humains).