Yeah, me neither!
It boggles my mind this man would run in flip flops, let alone 26.2 miles! He certainly achieved his goal by getting in the Guinness Book of World Records- that’s for sure!
I’ve seen a few patients in our Blacksburg and Roanoke offices that have run too far too soon in Five Fingers and Nike Frees get injuries. I should’ve praised them for not running in flip flops! Apparently, Mr. Levasseur only trained up to about 13 miles in flip flops and was in for a rude awakening for the 2nd half! The injuries he could receive from this are:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Contusions
- Painful Calluses
So if you take anything away from this post, it is to not run in flip flops…period.