“They’d Have To Cut My Feet Off”…Run Tellman Run Returns!

by tellman on November 16, 2010

Press Release From: Brattleboro, Vermont. November 16th, 2010

“They’d have to cut my feet off” to stop him from running, says Tellman Knudson, the Brattleboro man best known for attempting to run barefoot across America to benefit homeless kids last fall, and now he vows he’ll do the run again – from the beginning.

In January 2010 Knudson managed to make it 654 miles to West Virginia barefoot, despite blood blisters and snow covered roads. Deep tissue contusions in both heels and some business setbacks put him out of the running last winter, but today he made the announcement that “the run goes on” and he is back in serious training to run barefoot 3,200 miles across America.

“My feet are healed, and I’m back in the game” says Knudson, and in fact, he’s setting the bar higher with his training regimen this time: starting November 15th, Knudson stated that he is beginning what is known as a “streak” in the running world. A streak is where a runner sets out to run either a certain route, or at a certain time of of day, or both, every single day, without exception.

Knudson has stated that his “barefoot running streak” is starting today, November 16th at 6:00 am and that every day he will be running barefoot at 6:00 am with no foreseeable end; and that anyone who wants to join him in this streak should write in on the comments below and let him know.

IMPORTANT: If you would like to join “Run Tellman Run Returns” without having to get up before dawn and run across the cold pavement barefoot, please sign up to this blog now to get the latest daily updates, click on the donate button below to contribute to the cause for homeless kids, and follow Tellman as he starts his running resurrection today!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Will Beback July 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Tellman, what’s happened since your post? Did they cut your feet off?

2 chris March 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Did you hear about this guy? The 400-pound Sumo Wrestler who ran the LA Marathon? 9 hours, 48 minutes, 52 seconds of “pure hell”.


3 Dana March 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Hey Tellman,
Just got the news about your feet Thank God they’ve healed up enough so you can do your run again! I’ve been praying every night for you ever since you’ve started in August of 2009! Please keep me posted on how it’s going & by the way how’s your friends leg? I’ve been praying for him too!

4 Robert December 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Good that’s great, well done and happy new year to RunTellmanRun.

5 Joshua Calloway December 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Greetings, Tellman! You wear the Hermes Winged Aviator very well! This is so awesome to be connected with a kind soul like yourself! Congrats on your recent fundraiser towards the next CC Run!

6 Nicholas Fonte December 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Hey Tellman,
I’ve been following you for now and you are an inspiration to me to keep on running and to follow your heart in doing what you think you must. It is quite obvious you feel very strongly about helping the homeless youth of our country and i hope to one day follow in your footsteps by doing something as tremendous as that to help a group of people in need. Keep on going man!

7 DJ November 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Thank You Tellman, for keeping after it for homeless youth in the USA. Perhaps some day no-one will lack, but in the meanwhile efforts like yours can only help. You’re an inspiration!

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