|Jason at another clinic.|
If you have any interest at all in minimalist running or barefoot running, check out Jason's web site. He is one of those rare minimalist runners who was running barefoot before Born to Run was published. He had been traveling around, doing barefoot running clinics, when Merrell asked him to help with educational assistance to go with their new line of minimalist shoes. Jason's easy-going demeanor and his "I'm just a regular guy who runs" attitude will help even the most skeptical runner consider that barefoot running might be worth a try.
Kudos to Merrell for promoting good running form and caution on the transition to barefoot/minimalist running; they've shown responsibility for providing education through Jason and on their website. And kudos to Jason for being in the right time and place for Merrell to approach him about being their barefoot running ambassador. He's living his dream of being a "running nomad," traveling the country with his family, living in their RV, running in beautiful places and spreading the gospel of barefoot running. Not a bad gig!