Sidy Diallo

Sidy Diallo

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Sidy Diallo is a medical doctor, barefoot marathon runner, retired French diplomat and author of the book Running Barefoot for Human Survival. Doctor Diallo also holds a degree from Sciences Po Paris and a postgraduate degree in international law from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has completed marathons and ultramarathons on each of the seven continents: Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Dr. Diallo ran his first marathon at 55 in October 2010. In less than 12 years, he completed in 95 countries 18 ultramarathons and over 350 marathons, including 48 marathons on six continents in 2013, a 90 km barefoot ultramarathon (the 2018 Comrades Marathon) and 114 barefoot marathons. He ran barefoot 15 marathons in 14 weeks in 2018. His barefoot marathons include five of the six Marathon Majors: the 2019 Chicago Marathon, the 2019 New York Marathon, the 2021 Berlin Marathon, the 2021 London Marathon and the 2022 Boston Marathon. Impulsive travel bans prevented him three times (in 2020, 2021 and 2022) from running, also barefoot, the Tokyo Marathon. Dr. Diallo has run barefoot on the six continents where we can—and should—walk and run without shoes during all or some seasons of the year, which is not the case in Antarctica. Dr. Diallo switched in 2015 to barefoot running and discovered that, while running prevents chronic diseases, strengthens our immune system and keep us fit and healthy, running with bare feet is the efficient way not only to regain control of our brain and prevent pain and running injuries, but also to become smarter and ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Dr. Diallo has worked in Africa (Senegal and Burkina Faso), Central America (Nicaragua), North America (Chicago), South America (Suriname), Europe (France) and Oceania (Australia). He speaks Fulani, French, Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese and German. Dr. Diallo keeps learning languages, because that’s the best way to get to know and understand more humans, and friendly connect with them, instead of ignorantly and stupidly hating or despising them. At the end of the day, we should bear in mind that our languages, our cultures, our BMI, our GDP, our melanin density, etc., may be different, but we’re the same people. Have we become Homo stultus or are we still Homo sapiens? —That is the question! Western Europe Marathon Globetrotter Ambassador (2019-2023) Find out more on his website: www.sidy42k.com.

  • Marathon Globetrotters
  • Member since January 10, 2015
  • Full Member
  • Male
  • Montigny le Bretonneux, FranceFrance
  • 10 Flags
  • 7 Continents Completed
  • 103 Countries Completed
  • Blog: www.sidy42k.com
  • Club Role: Former Ambassador France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Monaco, Gibraltar, Belgium and Luxembourg (2019-2023)
  • Upcoming Races:

7 Continents Completed: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

103 Countries Completed:

  • Albania Albania
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Antarctica Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Canada Canada
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Curacao Curacao
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Dominica Dominica
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • England England
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Eswatini Eswatini
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Malta Malta
  • Martinique Martinique
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • North Korea North Korea
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
  • Norway Norway
  • Panama Panama
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Romania Romania
  • Russian Federation Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin (French part) Saint Martin (French part)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Spain Spain
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United States United States
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe