Barefoot Ted McDonald - 51
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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 (2003-2013) 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 adventure sandal company he founded in Seattle, and Solowheel Seattle, the one-wheeled urban transporter company he started in 2014.
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 epic adventures have been shared regularly on his popular "Blogger.com" blog since 2004, Barefoot Ted's Adventures, on his Facebook Fan Page on Twitter page and his Instagram account
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 the micro-electric transport vehicle movement as evangelist for Solowheel Seattle.
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