30 for 30 Tarahumara Special - The Infinite Race

Not sure if y’all have seen this 30 for 30 special yet on ESPN, but it is great -In 30 for 30 The Infinite Race, filmmaker digs deep into Mexico Indigenous group's running culture

The film does a great job of paying respect to the culture and showing the struggles that this community faces every day. How do they deal with it? They run.

Super cool


Hey David, I havnt gotten the chance to watch it yet but the Outside online story about it is very interesting. Sounds like barefoot running (or minimalist running, at least) is a practice of necessity for the Tarahumara, and heavily romanticized by readers of Born to Run. Either way, definitely want to check it out!

Yeah, they even make a joke about the fact that people are “choosing” to run barefoot…good life lesson of understanding the context of a situation rather than just focusing on what is immediately before your eyes

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The Infinite Race ESPN 30 for 30 documentary is very well done. It is visually beautiful. It is not necessarily a film about running however running is the common thread. It is a film about the indigenous people who live in the remote Copper Canyons of Northern Mexico. It describes the continuing challenges that these people have faced for generations. It is a film about cultural appropriation and exploitation.

You may find this movie interesting if you are a fan of Christopher McDougall’s book, Born To Run. https://youtu.be/6lp4aOACFWU