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Barefoot Ted McDonald - 54

An independent athlete committed to re-discovering primal natural human capacities and encouraging others to do the same:

My philosophy is simple. Self-experimentation is key. Find your own path. Share what you discover. Repeat.

Having spent 10 years (2004-2014) focused on mastering natural running techniques, BFT now focuses on sharing his insights on self-experimentation and "following your own passion" through speaking engagements, social networking and acting as "El Presidente" of LUNA Sandals, the world famous running adventure sandal company based in Seattle.

Many have come to know about him through the pages of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book "Born to Run", a book BFT likes to call his quirky PhD. thesis that he didn't have to write.

Ted has been featured in numerous articles and frequently interviewed. He enjoys sharing his philosophy of life with audiences large and small.

As "Barefoot Ted", he has played a major role in defining and popularizing the natural running movement and the move to zero-drop footwear, being an early adopter of the current trend.

Ted's personal research and adventures were regularly shared on his popular "" blog starting in 2004, Barefoot Ted's Adventures, on his Facebook Fan Page on Twitter and on Instagram

These days Ted enjoys spreading the news about his favorite footwear LUNA Sandals and telling stories about what he's learned through his adventures. He is also proud to be one of the pioneers of several new sports combining surfing/skateboarding and human-assited electric power. Returning to his roots, BFT now lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and 4 year old beagle.

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