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María Lorena Ramírez, A Hero In Her Own Right

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María Lorena Ramírez is in a league of her own among her indigenous group—the Tarahumara, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. They call themselves Rarámuri, which loosely translates to "light feet." This indigenous group of people known for long-distance runners with extraordinary abilities to crisscross the terrain in their home state, deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon. María's ultra-marathon achievements in the past few years have landed her on this month's cover of Vogue Mexico.

The traditional woven, long, puffy-sleeved red dress she dons on the cover of Vogue is a great sense of pride for her. She says that she's much more comfortable wearing her dress instead of athletic wear, her sandals made of leather with a rubber-tire sole. María, 25, along with many women in her community, wears the same outfits when they travel long distances between towns herding animals. Kids in her village were shown running for fun in their sandals and placing odds on the fas…