Wednesday 2020, October 7th | Kenelm Anthony
Ike Blair is the first man ever to win the Man versus Horse Marathon, a quirky event originated in 1980 and has been held annually ever since. As expected, no human has ever outrun the horses…until Ike Blair.
Ike ran over 22-miles long of rough terrain over marsh, mountain and bog, and finished the race just minutes before the first horse arrived. He was crowned the first human in history to triumph against horses.
Ike was born and raised with horses in the countryside. His family lives in a ranch and had an equestrian lifestyle, raising horses, teaching horse-riding lessons and hosting tours for tourists. While most people like to ride on horses, Ike prefers to run with them.
“Horses are a kind of powerful animal that are naturally wild, brilliant and strong. They live vicariously through each mile they run and each obstacle they overcome. When they run, they look so wild and free.”
“I am always very captivated by how fast they can go. So I ran with them every day at the barn since I was a kid.” – Ike
After Ike was all grown up, he took over his family’s equestrian business and lifestyle and continued living in the ranch, raising and running with horses. Until one day, he felt a sharp pain in his knee.
His visit to the doctor brought to light the severity of his worn-out knees, Ike was diagnosed with arthritis and was told to stop all straining activities, that included running.
Determined to find a cure, Ike tried everything, beginning with ointments and medication. Then there were countless rounds of yoga and physical therapy sessions…all of which did NOTHING!
Doctors decided that there’s no way out as it is all part of aging. From then on, his legs’ condition deteriorated.
“Some days, I couldn’t even walk for long. Each step I took was painful enough for me to stop. I couldn’t even walk out to feed the horse or groom them, let alone spend time with the horses that I grew up with. I was so upset, it’s like life has been taken away from me.” – Ike
When he was about to give up, a tourist came to him like a trump card. Dr. Elroy Darian, a podiatrist of 50 years’ experience came to Ike’s ranch for a horse-riding holiday. During his stay, Dr. Darian learnt of Ike’s struggles.
“Many are unaware that knee pain starts at any age. The knees are the foundation of leg movements. They support our entire body weight and keep us balanced as we move. Although they are the strongest joints in the body, they can be easily damaged through excessive walking and running. And once it’s injured, there’s no coming back.”
“The lack of strength in your damaged knees affects your mobility, leading to increasing pain, relative joint damage and even disability if left untreated, which makes basic activities like walking and standing impossible over time.” – Dr. Darian
Dr. Darian had just completed a medical mission in the rural area of China where people walked long hours tackling cliffs, rough rivers and rocky terrains…all without any pain, no matter how old they are. Dr. Darian was fascinated and quickly learnt their ways to a pain-free walk.
“Most of them had their knees wrapped in a cloth containing a blend of 2 local rare herbs harvested from the wild widely known as Tangkuei and Eucommia. Both herbs are believed to boost endurance and speed healing for worn out joints.”
“Tangkuei was proven to relax muscles and restore joint mobility while Eucommia supports the growth of age-related loss of joint cartilage. This ancient remedy has been passed on through generations in the town.” – Dr. Darian
Dr. Darian happened to have some of the herbs with him, so he gave them to Ike. At first, Ike was skeptical of how effective it can, but tried it anyway. And the result was way beyond his expectations.
“After applying it for 1 day, I felt instant pain relief! 3 days later, I’m able to stand for HOURS. In only a week, I could walk around the entire ranch without any help! I can’t wait to start running with the horses again.” – Ike
Ever since then, Ike has been running with the horses every day.
A tourist then suggested Ike to join the Man versus Horse Marathon. When he did, he outpaced 500 runners and more than 40 horses, conquering the 22-miles rough terrain in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 9 seconds. He finished the race just several minutes faster than the first horse that arrived!
That day, Ike brought home $30,000 cash prize and became the first man in history to ever outrun horses.
Dr. Darian saw the success of the ancient remedy through Ike. With convenience in mind, he turned it into a patch to suit our fast-paced lifestyle and named it Ludod™.
Ludod™ is made of Tangkuei and Eucommia extract and works to reduce joint swelling and inflammation at a cellular level. Simply stick it onto your knee, or any joint that is hurting, the organic ingredients will infuse into the joints to relief pain, strengthen the limbs and boost recovery. It is also designed to treat arthritis, tendonitis, ligament injuries and more.
Now, people around the world are using Ludod™ to relief pain and strengthen their legs, including grandpa John…
“After turning 50, my legs won’t carry me anymore, every step I take was so painful I had to use the wheelchair. But after using this patch, I can stand and walk without assistance at all! I even joined my grandkid in a basketball game last week. It’s terrific!” – Grandpa John
Join the 80,954 others around the world and defy the struggles that age brings. Don’t let pain rob you of a wonderful life.