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Christopher McDougall leads barefoot run

Posted by Ed Giuliotti  April 16, 2011 03:25 PM

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Christopher McDougall, the author of the popular book "Born to Run," led a group of runners on a jaunt around the Charles River -- many went without traditional footwear -- two days before the Boston Marathon.

"The whole idea of this naked tour is to get people back to the basics of what running is all about," McDougall said.

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