Run Free with Naresh Kumar

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When Naresh Kumar moved to the USA in 2010, he did not know that a sport like trail running existed. Watch along as Naresh runs a smokey 120 mile section of the John Muir Trail and tells his transformative story of barefoot style running.

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Producer: Dan Opalacz

Director: Cyrus Sutton

Editor: Chris Olivas

Videographer: Erin Feinblatt

Adventure Crew: Nick Pence

Music: Wiser and The Road by Old Man Canyon


  1. Hi – I often point our readers to a barefoot post of the day. Naresh made me smile. I love the footage of him taking it easy and running through the hills. At a time when wherever I run is freezing, it was nice to see him taking his time and picking his way around rocks in the river. I had a few posts to choose from today but Naresh won me over about 3 minutes in when I just grinned. I watched it twice and that clinched it.

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