Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Fruita Monument’s Rhiannon Broyles races barefoot across the grass last Saturday during the Tiger Invitational cross-country meet at Canyon View Park. Broyles, a sophomore, finished third in the 5,000-meter race.

The barefoot runner

Fruita’s Broyles runs? recent XC race sans shoes

She eschews the shoes.
Placing third at the Tiger Invitational cross-country meet last Friday was impressive enough, but Rhiannon Broyles drew a whole bunch of post-race attention because she lacked something most runners couldn’t fathom running without.
She ran the 5,000-meter Canyon View Park course barefoot.

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