View Full Version : Former Duke Runner Wins Duke City Marathon...Barefoot

10-21-2008, 05:53 PM
Former Duke distance runner Alex Romero (Class of 2007) won the Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM this weekend. While his winning time of 2:40 is not that remarkable, the feat is slightly more impressive given that he ran the race barefoot. His brother, Julian, also allegedly ran barefoot and finished second.


10-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Ummm...WOW! Just out of curiousity did they run barefoot in college as well?
I wish him all the best with his Nike endorsements.

10-21-2008, 09:57 PM
he ran barefoot from time to time at school, but not all the time. I know he ran the Duke Invite his senior year barefoot. I can't remember his time.

10-22-2008, 12:59 AM
Great kudos to the Romero brothers!!! I'll be running my first marathon ever in March (L.A. Marathon).... well, actually probably walking...hoping to finish in 4-5 hrs.

Can't imagine doing a marathon barefoot. (Hello Kenya). Hope there is an article in a local newspaper -- with a DBR link about their experience. GOOD JOB!!