As reported on WPTZ.
Joseph Michael Liu Kai-Tsu Roqueni embarks on run from Montreal to Argentina
BURLINGTON, Vt. —On July 2nd, Joseph Michael Liu Kai-Tsu Roqueni began his journey to Argentina. He seeks to become the first runner to cross international lines while running barefoot. The 32-year-old Montreal Native plans to run close to 30 miles a day for the next 18 months to raise money for educational foundations in the 14 countries that he will pass on his route from Montreal to the southern tip of South America.
Vermont was one of his first stops in the long journey south. Joseph plans to run five days a week with two full rest days to recover. He carries about 30 pounds of lightweight camping gear with him, and with the help of some sponsorships, is able to stay in various hotels and eat in the cities that he passes through. Michael Liu Kai-Tsu Roqueni is still looking for a U.S. sponsor for his aim to give back to educational foundations.
To monitor his progress or read his daily blog of his travels, click here.
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Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.