University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Past Special Exhibition at the Penn Museum

Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre was open from March 31 through September 30, 2012

Considered to be the world’s greatest long-distance runners, the Tarahumara people live within the dramatic canyons of the Sierra Madre in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Competing on mountainous terrain in daylong races comprising up to 100 miles, the Tarahumara people have maintained the strength, stamina, and isolation that has ensured their survival through the centuries.

The exhibition features a documentary by Sterling Noren and Noren Films.

Experience the races for yourself through the vibrant and colorful photography of Texas-born photographer and journalist Diana Molina, who has documented the Sierra Madre and its people for more than a decade.

Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre was supported in part by Lynne and Harold Honickman, in honor of the memory of Elaine Garfinkel; the Mexican Society of Philadelphia, and the Diane von Schlegell Levy and Robert M. Levy Exhibitions Fund.

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