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These Two Indigenous Ballers From Mexico Ran The Boston Marathon In Huaraches

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On Monday, more than 30,000 people ran the Boston Marathon.

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The event is the oldest and one of the most prestigious modern-day 26.2 mile races in the world.

Among the runners were Arnulfo Quimare and Irma Chavez Cruz, members of the Tarahumara.

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The Tarahumara are an indigenous people that live in northwestern Mexico, near and around the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range. The Tarahumara were one of the few indigenous tribes that not only avoided being conquered by Aztecs, but also survived Spanish colonization.

The Tarahumara are known for their long distance prowess.

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In their indigenous language of Ralámuli ra’ícha, their word for Tarahumara is”Rarámuri,” which translates to “those who run fast.” Running is a way of life for the Tarahumara. They are known to run upwards of 200 miles per session and incorporate it into their hunting. The Tarahumara literally run their prey to death

This ability to run for what seems forever has been the subject of academic research. Their style of running has also caught the attention of running enthusiasts, and their style of running has proven that human beings are more than physically capable of going the distance.

Arnulfo Quimare is also kind of a legend in the running world. He was prominently featured in Christopher McDougall’s book “Born To Run,” one of the first texts to explore the Tarahumara way of life.

Even more impressive is that Quimare and Chavez Cruz ran the Boston Marathon in huaraches and traditional garb.

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I mean, just look at the picture above! Those are huaraches, not high-end expensive running shoes!

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In addition to their ultra-distance ways, the Tarahumara are known for running barefoot or in huaraches made out of tires or raw hide. They’re also credited for starting the barefoot running trend.

And how did our two runners do? Quimare and Chavez Cruz finished the 26.2-mile run 7,363rd and 12,083rd in their categories, respectively.

READ: Diego Huerta Is Capturing The Most Amazing Photos Of Indigenous Mexicans

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If You Are Still Dealing With F••kboys, Here Is Your Anthem To Empower You To Walk Away


If You Are Still Dealing With F••kboys, Here Is Your Anthem To Empower You To Walk Away

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“Want to take me out? You better ask permission.”

It looks like we may have a new Latina anthem on our hands thanks to Kali Uchis. The Colombian-American singer tackles love and commitment in her latest music video, “Only Girl,” and she makes it VERY CLEAR she’s in charge when it comes to matters of the heart. Like, she even sits on a man to let the world know she’s the boss. Never have pastels been so bold and strong. #Slayyy. Listen to it a few times, and you’ll also be singing, “If you want me to be yours, you got to make it known / Imma make you work for it like you’re on commission / Want to take me out, you better ask permission.”

READ: She Went From Dropping A Mixtape At 18 To Touring The World Before She Turned 23

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