early birds

Whether it be to start the day off on the right foot, to take advantage of the silent, empty streets of the city, or to witness the first rays of the dawning sun, numerous runners take to the sport early on in the day. They are called the “early birds”. If you wake up at 7 AM and take a look at your Strava, they have already clocked in the miles and posted a “morning…

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a restaurant to run

a restaurant to run

when life in the notoriously unhealthy restaurant scene caught up to him, montreal, quebec restauranteur jonathan metcalfe began to run, and in the process led his community to a healthier place and his business to a more prosperous future. words x mike berard & jonathan metcalfephotos x gophrette The life of a restaurant worker in the culinary destination of Montreal, Quebec has its alluring highlights. Big tips, late nights, and a pleasure-centric lifestyle aligned with…

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discovering oaxaca

discovering oaxaca

a film by joshua labure.produced by aire libre running and a documentary company.words & photos x aire libre running Situated in Southwest Mexico, Oaxaca city is nestled in the valley between the Sierra Norte and Sierra Sur mountain ranges, widely known for its history and ruins of Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations, some of which still exists today. The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site popular for its well-preserved cuisine and cultural festivities such…

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close to home

close to home

words: dan marrettrunner: sam dickiephotos: nic groulx june sixteenth He’s lying on the ground, motionless. He collapsed right after the finish line; which means he made it, he hit his goal. Proof that his body could travel the distance. On top of that he raised six thousand dollars against a goal of five, supporting a local youth mental health charity. He missed the time he was chasing, but given the circumstances, it hardly takes away…

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ethiopia; back to the origins

ethiopia; back to the origins

words & photos: julien gilleron / transversale20originally published in: trail endurance mag #140 Going back to the roots: it was written. Running the earth from one land to the next, my travels would eventually lead me there. Where? Better yet; it was dreamt, it was foreseen. My strides had explored a myriad of running spaces by adventures through running cultures, or intuitions evolving into running trips. From the Andes to Asia, I had the opportunity…

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middle distance runner

the loneliness of the middle distance runner

words x julianne labachImages x chloe woo, arthur ward, somer kreisman, and louis christ I’ve always associated running with a certain measure of silence. The silence of a start line, moments before the gun goes off.The silence of a morning run, before the rest of the world has woken up.The silence of a hard workout, when the pain blocks out your other senses. Ten months ago, my runs became a little more silent. Ten months…

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trans estrie

trans-estrie 30k | 50k

words : katherine warren & michaël laguëphotos: gophrette power Sixteen weeks of training for a 50km trail running race and you find out that it, along with all the other races, is cancelled in the fury of COVID-19 pandemic. So what do you do? You could take it easy, shift gears, pour your energy elsewhere, or you go with option B. In our case, option B was to meet up with bunch of familiar faces…

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listen more than you talk

listen more than you talk

words: anderson moquiuti & kelty campbellimages: nathan mcneiladventure supported by wild earth australia, o’reilly’s rainforest retreat, and best life adventures I very rarely have a “plan” and many of my friends find it a nightmare to schedule anything with me but I like it that way. I’m a firm believer in if the stars align, then it’s meant to be. So when Brad Wilkie asked me if I was up for a 70km run through…

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same team same dream

same team. same dream.

words: dan marrett, richard issa, and reggy vilimages: matt vernot & richard issa When discussing great American cities, Philadelphia isn’t often mentioned in the same breath as New York, LA, or Chicago. The limelight tends to shine on the energetic places; the places where humans go to get lost or found. The City of Brotherly Love is where people go to belong. It’s also where Richard Issa and Reggy Vil sparked a friendship, and through…

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ryan chilibeck

people: ryan chilibeck

Ciele FAM Ryan Chilibeck has fully immersed his life in running. He’s the race director for Canada Running Series West, he’s one of the founders of East Van Run Crew, and he has two daughters who he shares his love and passion for running with. To give him a break from talking about race cancellations, we sat down with him to talk more generally about running, his role, and what’s new. Photos by: Jody Bailey,…

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