Category Archives: Sport

The Tarahumara and the Marathon Monks

The Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican people, are renowned for their running feats. They run for fun, transportation and ceremonial purposes from childhood into their sixties. Distances of more than a hundred miles in a single session are not uncommon, typically … Continue reading

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Adidas, Puma and sibling rivalry

In 1924, in the German town of Herzogenaurach, brothers Adolf (Adi) and Rudolf Dassler formed the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory. They specialised in sports shoes which were initially produced in the laundry of their parents’ home. The company prospered after … Continue reading

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