South America

Amazone Rainforest South America

The most famous running culture in South America, the Rarámuri (“the running people”) can be found in the remote depths of Mexico’s Copper Canyons. For ages they ran to deliver messages between families. Running was also important for hunting animals, chasing down deer until they were too exhausted to escape a Tarahumara arrow. They are not only renowned for their incredible long-distance running endurance but also for the absence of modern chronic diseases.

Drought and famine have threatened the Tarahumara’s ability to sustain their ancient cultural traditions.

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