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…

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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…

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free to roam

free to roam

words: kyla rose maherimages: kyla rose maher and zach altman Close the store. Stop teaching studio yoga. Breakup with the boyfriend. Move out of the condo. Hit the road. Toward the end of 2018, I made a series of immense decisions that would drastically change the trajectory of my life. Undeniably, in so many ways,…

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udey iswadi

people | udey iswadi

Our Malaysian FRND Udey’s journey with running started the same as many – he got into the sport to adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose some weight. He kept running past that goal – to podiums, medals, plaques, coaching high school, and starting his own run crew. We called him…

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alex massey

people | alex massey

we sat down with our FRND alex to learn more about his relationship with running after he released the short film “here and far,” an exploration in meditation, which captured 60 kms of running (around his house) in 60 seconds of film. ciele: four years ago, you and your wife…

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skin and bones

skin and bones

words by: sierra asplundhimages by: sierra asplundh, diego lopez, claire brieva, & jeff gladstone I wake up on a cool March morning. I head to the bathroom to handle my business, brush my teeth, and head to my yoga mat. I haven’t realized in this moment that yoga is truly…

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take the bridge

like the wind feature | take the bridge

words by: Simon Freeman and Darcy Budworthphotography by: Matt Bradford and Simon Roberts generously provided by: like the wind magazine The basic definition of a bridge is simply a structure that spans a geographical feature, for example a body of water, a valley or a road. Bridges are built to…

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this is us

this is us | CSRD

words by: david jaewon oh and members of csrdimages by: david jaewon oh and carissa camp “Yo, it’s like a ghost town now” is a common phrase that we say to each other nowadays over texts or on zoom. It’s also often followed by “I miss us.” It’s ironic that,…

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together on the trail

together on the trail

words and images by: north bennett A month under shelter, and the world calves in two: there is my home (comfortable and healthy, but anxious and sometimes claustrophobic) and there is the nation-world (too-big and in crisis, careening toward who-knows-what-end). The incongruity of the two scales can feel vertiginous, disorienting.…

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just one more hurdle

words by: Gabriel Slythe-Léveillé illustrations by: Sarah Cotton From one day to the next, I saw my little world come crumbling down in one fell swoop, Canada will not be participating in this year’s Olympic games. Participating in the Olympic games has always been a dream of mine and an…

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like the wind feature | the cheer squad

Words by Pierre-Alexandre Cardinal Images by Yamajo Run Crew and Cid Merisier Generously provided by: Like the Wind magazine Eight degrees. Midtown. The air is filled with that fresh morning dew. Shy sunrays start beaming through the early morning sky; hardly a cloud in sight. It’s one of those cool, refreshing…

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the anatomy of my runs as of late.

words by: meagan rouletimages by: sofie hojabri This morning, as always, I embark on the internal debate of whether I actually want to go for a run. My bed is warm. I slept with the window open last night so I know my feet will be cold when they hit the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Places | A half marathon in Haleakalā

Word by: Mimi Middlebrooks Photos by: Jonas Hill This is the story of five friends coming together to run a half marathon in the crater of a volcano on a remote Pacific island. It is a story of friendship, a quest for true belonging, and a rad adventure that we…

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Places | Anza-Borrego Badlands

Words and images by: Gophrette Power Original story: Anza-Borrego Desert Park This is the second time in 2019 that Carole and I have visited Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The first time was back in March following a photoshoot with Brava Triathlon in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree National Park, both…

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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,…

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The Fell Runner

Words by: Alex Simpson & Phillip Suddick Directors: Alex Simpson & Phillip Suddick DOP: Gavin Williams Sound Recordist: Julian Tardo Editor: Alex Simpson Colourist: Alex Gregory @ The Mill Runner: Calum Tinnion     ‘Fell-running is simple: It’s a sport that involves running over mountains. Gruelling marathons of more than…

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Reflections | Escape 2 New York

Words by: Quinton Jacobs Images by: Jen Ng  & Dhani Oks We’ve been back for a few weeks, and the scope of what we accomplished is only now starting to sink in. I suppose on some level we’ll be reflecting on layers of the trip for many years to come, but…

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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…

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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…

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The Art of Endurance.

Words by; Robin Leilani Vieira Most of us runners are considered “crazy people” by the rest of the population, regardless of the distance, terrain, or pace we run. Running IS hard- hard on the body and mind. So, why do we do it?  My running journey began not in the…

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Rock the Ridge: An Ego Death in The Gunks

Words by: Matt McAllister Images provided by: Rock the Ridge “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Rock the Ridge is a…

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Enjoy The Process

Lucas Bruchet and Justin Kent are Vancouver-based distance runners training for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The pair grew up competing against each other in Surrey, BC, and became teammates on the University of British Columbia’s varsity running team. Bruchet is a three-time national cross-country champion and represented Canada at…

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Basketball Was Life

Words by: Kimberly Hyacinthe Illustrations: Sarah Cotton Basketball was my first love. I played it during most of my high school. So when one of my friends asked me to join her in entering a regional track and field school race, I refused. I thought it was something like the…

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Places | A1 Mountain Road in Flagstaff, Arizona

Words and images by: Stephen Kersh Running with: Grayson Murphy & Will Baldwin One of the more appealing aspects of running must be its lack of variance; a completely logical activity not liable to change any time soon. The grey area in the sport — the most pure version of…

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Places | Squamish, British Columbia

Words: Kelly Irwin Images: Chase White Over a year ago, I made the decision to leave behind city life and chase my personal goals and passion. I quit my corporate job. I sold my house. And I left it all behind to move to a new town in the mountains.…

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Portrait | Blacktoe Running

  Words by: Tim Huebsch Images by: Joel Clifton A black megaphone rests on a sill in a condo used as an office, a few floors above the bustling street of Toronto’s King Street West neighbourhood. It rarely collects dust, and hasn’t sat in the same spot for long, showing…

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Stories | The Thing Most Likely to Kill Me, is Me

Words by Justin Reid-Simms (@houseofcardinal) Photos by Peigh Asante (@Peigh) The thing most likely to kill me, is me. That sentence, that short sentence, is echoing around my head right now. It’s taken directly from a video that CALM produced last week that, for me, encapsulated everything we need to…

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Northern Mojave Desert: A Highline Story

Words and Images by:  Hello Highline Most of us run trails not because we prefer rugged, ankle-twisting dirt to smooth blacktop. We head down the trail because we want to be with nature and to escape, however briefly, from the daily grind of modern life. While trails are designed by…

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Journal Notes: Road to Boston in 14 weeks

Words by: Francisco Balagtas Pictures by: Conor Hayden Preface: My formula for the last two years (2017 & 2018) with running was simple; run every day, run as many races as possible, and set a personal best in every distance. In 2017 I ran every race I could and set…

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Breathe In. Breathe Out.

Words by: Sierra Asplundh Images by: Geoffrey Knott & Sierra Asplundh Breathe in. Breathe out. Alarm goes off. It’s a summer morning back in 2008. I reach for the water glass by my bed and slowly sip, awaking my metabolism along with those other bodily functions. My training plan calls…

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Burnout: More than just an unsanctioned race

Words by Jennifer Labrie. Pictures by Lance Leong. Hi. My name is Jennifer. I’m a runner and a tequila enthusiast. Or is it tequila enthusiast first and runner second? That’s not a knock on running, I REALLY love tequila…but I digress. I met Noel through a blanket drive he organized…

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Thank you.

Words by: Joshua Parker Pictures by: Greg Snyder I just wanted to say thank you Angus. Thank you for eagerly waking me up every morning before the sun rises to make sure I get the miles in. Thank you for being excited no matter how painfully cold, terribly rainy or…

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Reelin’ In the Years

Words by Colin Smith   “Ageing is a deterioration of connective tissue.”     It’s a sweltering late-August day in Toronto, about three months after I crossed the finish line at the 2018 Comrades Marathon in South Africa. I’m bent over stiffly, digging through my bottom drawer for running shorts…

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4 streets & 3 left turns: RUNAROUND125

Words by: @computer.legs Pictures by: @gophobservation Original Article Link: http://www.troisiemeoeil.space/runaround125 We weren’t all born and raised in Montreal, but this is where we are from. So it was 5:45AM. Saturday. December 1st, 2018. Here we were, 6 runners of varying ability from NDG’s Run Rite Athletics Club, 1 weather-hardened photog on his…

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