I met Barefoot Alex in Leadville a couple years ago. While most of us are trying to figure out what model of Hoka to wear, this guy was racing either barefoot or in a pair of Luna sandals. Hailing from Ohio via Hawaii, Alex left an impression on everyone he ran with. It might have been his personality or maybe it was because he was racing in jorts. In any case, Alex signed up for the Race Across the USA which benefits kids.
He has been running and it has been fun to follow his progress on Facebook. He is currently in Georgia as I write this. On his way to Washington DC as a final spot. Or will he Forrest Gump and just keep going? Let’s find out.
Here is his campaign and links to his progress: