grappling | a stream of consciousness

words and images by: Sarah Cotton Yesterday, March 16th, I chased my best friend around a parking lot, begging for a hug. She ran circles around her car, avoiding contact with me. It was a live version of one of those jokes somebody makes that’s clouded by a subtle hint of utter seriousness. The numbers of people infected with COVID-19 had grown exponentially, but we did not yet have formal living restrictions in place. Most…

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la ultima carrera | the runk series

words by: Stephane “Butch” Boucher images by: Gophrette Power How could we say no? In fact, some of us barely remember saying yes. The Run Rite Athletics Club (Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montreal) is a small group of like-minded people who make most of their important decisions after 2am and don’t understand the concept of “sober second thought.” We pride ourselves on being willing test subjects for whatever silly run-related ideas our friend Goph (or anyone for that…

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boston | a race 30 years in the making

Words by: Joey Kile Images by: Various When I was 15 I told my High School track coach that at 30 I would run the Boston Marathon. At first glance that doesn’t seem like too lofty of a goal. Most people who consider themselves runners have probably run at least a couple before rounding out their third decade. Back in the early 2000s, however, I wasn’t much of a runner. The farthest distance I had…

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olympic marathon trials | the road less traveled

Words by: Brittni Hutton & Brandon Birdsong (a.k.a. 2 runners 1 sprinter) Images by: Austin Garza-Kilcullen If we did not live out of a van would this story be as cool? Probably not, but it is not about being cool. This story is about the journey, the experiences, the memories, and the blood, sweat and tears (mostly sweat) involved in preparing for one of the biggest races of my running career, the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials.…

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Dix30 | suburbia repurposed

Words by : Pierre Alexandre Cardinal Images by: Sofie Hojabri Dix30 (proper noun); from the latin decem and triginta. Refers to a shopping centre on Montreal’s South Shore, at the corner of highways 10 and 30 in Brossard, close to Longueuil (which in French means a mullet, but that’s not what I’m talking about). Often used figuratively to speak of the suburbs, of long rows of bungalows, block after block. It is, a priori, a…

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TAP FILM | Days Like These

Athletes: Hillary Osborne, Becca Jay, Marin Brownwell Produced by: Isaiah Jay & The Adrenalin Project  Director & DP: Isaiah Jay Poem:  “phenomenal woman” Maya Angelou The adrenalin project is a Colorado based group of endurance athletes focused on ultra-running, cycling, adventures, and having fun. We are not just mountain bikers, runners, triathletes, or climbers. We don’t fit typical definitions of most endurance athletes. This project is celebrating the mountains and activities we love and live…

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Aire Libre | Running and Transcendence in Chiapas Mexico

Words by: Hakim Davy Images provided by: Aire Libre I don’t really know where to start with this tale of adventure.  Exploring culture, food, and land that looks like it has been untouched by corruption and greed really was a mind melt. It felt like a far cry away from the crazy streets of Koreatown, Los Angeles. It was an experience that I will never forget due to these crazy individuals at Aire Libre. From…

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People | Jovica Spajic

We took some time to speak to Serbian Utlra Marathoner Jovica Spajic before taking on the Atacama Crossing in Chile. Hey Jovica! Where are you now? What is your upcoming race schedule looking like? At the moment I am in Serbia and I’m going through my final preparations before my departure to Chile. During the past few years I’ve been somehow profiled as an athlete who loves to run on some of the World’s most…

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People | Rory Linkletter

Words and images by: Stephen Kersh Amidst a gaggle of runner-centric tattoos stampeding through another dang marathon-specific workout on Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff, Arizona, a red maple leaf flashes bright as it continues on its perpetual journey on Rory Linkletter’s thigh. Over and over, round and round, his legs swing on a path of forward momentum towards the next mile split as he’s tucked in amongst his teammates. And as they eat up ground,…

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Choose Your Own Adventure – Mt. Superior South Ridge

Words and images by Joshua Parker and Mackay Hare Illustration by Mackay Hare Editors note: Salt Lake City has long been a must visit destination for trail runners stateside. Throughout the years we’ve had the pleasure of meeting runners from all walks of life who now call this city home. Multi-disciplinary designer and landscape illustrator Mackay Hare stopped by our pop up over last year’s Boston marathon to introduce himself and purchase a cap. When…

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