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Rarámuri Runners

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Six mothers from Mexico’s Rarámuri community completed a 335-mile ultramarathon from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in skirts and chanclas.
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We had so many people in our feeds telling us to cover
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this next story. Well,
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we got you covered.
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Imagine running from L A to Las Vegas with chang class and
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a skirt. Well,
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six women from the Mexican indigenous Ra Rauri community did just that
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They completed a 335 mile ultra marathon called the Speed Project
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from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
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Their finishing time was 52 hours.
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Incredible. The race known for its secrecy began at the Santa
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Monica pier and ended at the welcome to Las Vegas side with
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each woman running approximately 55 miles over three days.
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So the six women call themselves the ra ra ra and are
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all mothers. Their names are Angela Argea Isidora,
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Lucy Vero and Julia.
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The Tarahumara people also known as Ra Rauri are known for their
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long distance running abilities.
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Running is a major part of their culture and is linked to
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their spiritual pursuits, prayer and hunting traditions.
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That's so cool. That is so cool.
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And I, I mean,
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I saw somewhere, I don't know if this is a factor
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but I saw somewhere that Nike even reached out to them
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really? And what did they have to say?
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Well, like they said that something about,
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oh, like, you know,
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if they want to sponsor them or something,
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like, along the lines of that and how I think they
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said that,,
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only people behind them,
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like, use Nike or like the sneakers or whatever.
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That, that's what I saw it somewhere.
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But I don't know if that's like,
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you know, true.
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But if it was,
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regardless, these are a powerful group of women runners and mothers
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