Ken Bob Saxton is the leading instructor of barefoot running in the country, featured on ABC World News (2005), NPR, Runner's World magazine, The New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines, radio, and television appearances/mentions locally and around the world, as well as being acknowledged as the "great bearded sage" of barefoot running in the bestseller Born to Run, by Chris McDougall, who calls Ken Bob "The Master of Barefoot Running."
Ken Bob has completed more than 75 marathons barefoot (and one marathon in shoes), including running the Boston Marathon several times and surviving an astounding marathon-a-month challenge in 2004, which he topped with 14 marathons in 2006, including 4 marathons in a 15-day period--all barefoot.
And let's not forget, those are just the marathon races ... he has also completed more than 300 (400 - as of 2012 July) shorter races - barefoot, a 50 kilometer trail race - barefoot, and tens of thousands of miles barefoot, just for fun.
"Barefoot" Ken Bob, as he is popularly known, has trained thousands of people across the country in person at his workshops and educated thousands of new barefoot runners throughout the world, from Mumbai to Oslo, via his popular website TheRunningBarefoot.com - which is the original Running Barefoot website (founded in 1997).
Featured speaker at the Suggs Medical Symposium, Springfield IL (2012 August 3)
Barefoot Running Step by Step sponsors The Naked Foot 5K Series (2011-2012)
Co-author of Barefoot Running Step by Step (2011) with Roy M. Wallack
President (2010) Los Angeles area chapter of The Barefoot Runners Society
Barefoot Running Guru (2010) for The Barefoot Runners Society
Completed 79 Marathons Barefoot (1998 - 2012)
Mentioned or appeared in Runner's World Magazine at least 4 times (1999 - 2010)
Featured in Sneaker Confidential (2006) Canadian Broadcasting Company
Featured in Happy Feet (2005 November 5) ABC World News
Featured in The Ballad of the Barefoot Runner (2004 August) Rosen KUTV
Interviewed (for about 15 seconds) at the Los Angeles Marathon (2001 March 4) TV-13
Featured in The Science of Trainers (2000) twentytwenty tv
Founder and webmaster of the Running Barefoot website (1997)