Legends: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Source: Nowhere Magazine

Photo by Vìctor Hugo Garcìa Ulloa.

Zipping through the sun-stained folds of northwestern Mexico’s Copper Canyons are the Tarahumara – the tribe of those who run fast. Here, where both barefoot 90-year-old men and sandal-clad four-year-olds chase birds to death by out-flying them, the tribe, also known as the Rarámuri, can race non-stop for up to 200 miles at a time, at breakneck-speed. They have a saying: children run before they can walk. In other words, they were born to run.

The indigenous Rarámuri ultra-runners were circuiting most of the state of Chihuahua before the Spanish chased them into the ...

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