BADALONA, Spain — A Spanish long-distance runner has completed three marathons barefoot to help raise support and awareness for local animal shelters.
(RealPress)Dr. Daniel Amo, who teaches at Ramon Llull University and lives in Badalona with his wife and two daughters, has had a passion for sports and running his entire life.
He told Zenger News that he has been running barefoot for a year now after starting to remove protective layers from his feet four years ago as a form of physical therapy to relieve pain.When Spain’s nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of coronavirus was lifted, Amo paired up with the Daina Foundation, an animal shelter group that helps abandoned animals find homes and stay healthy.
He began running for the organization to promote the adoption of different dogs on Saturdays in June.
Documenting his efforts, he reached more than 40,000 people on social media during his weekend runs.Amo then began looking for new ways to support the foundation and noticed that its three animal shelters were each separated by about 25 miles, roughly equaling the distance of a marathon.
He then decided to run the three marathons, totaling approximately 75 miles, barefoot.