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[ 18 Aug 2011 | 4 Comments ]
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By: Gavin Dickson
In 1504 the Mexica Empire (a.k.a. Aztec) under the reign of Moctezuma Xocoyotzinin went to war with the neighboring Confederacy of Tlaxcala in an effort to procure sacrificial victims for their flayed-skin god, Xipe Totec. The sacrifice would be added to the the bloody Festival of Tlacaxipeualiztli.
The bloody conflict had persisted for 20 days when Tlahuicole, the greatest warrior of Tlaxcala, was finally captured.┬áRather than immediately being taken to have his beating heart ripped out of his chest …

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[ 20 May 2011 | No Comment ]

Probably both.
Christopher McDougall’s recent bestseller Born to Run re-energized the campaign for barefoot running and a primal, natural and rational return to how we understand sports and the influence of money on sports culture. ┬áThe book follows the story of the Tarahumara, tribal Indians who live in relative isolation in Sierra Madre Mountains deep in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. MacDougall describes the Tarahumara in detail, their established tradition of long-distance running and ability to run great distance barefoot or …