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”.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 steps for meaningful community building

We all love clickbait. Who doesn’t!? It’s so fulfilling, but then again, so not. Clickbait is like a mediocre run/walk club; it gets the job done at the beginning, but you quickly tire of it. Ranging from “the 5 best strength training exercises for runners” to “your top-3 things to…

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Back on My Feet

Back on My Feet, and the impact of 4%

By Eugene Kim (@hi_im_euge) “He told me, one hour is four percent of your day,” he said, about advice he had received from Boston Marathon legend, Wayne Levy. “If I can’t find ONE hour for something I love…” Terence and I were enjoying breakfast overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San…

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People | Micah Risk.

People | Micah Risk. Micah Risk, who are you? Well that is a loaded question. This is how I describe myself on Instagram: Mom, idealist, vegan, Janji corps. It’s concise, but a pretty accurate portrayal of who I am. To dive deeper, I’m an athlete and I’ve been running A…

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People | UltraChef

People | UltraChef I had the pleasure of interviewing Aussie Patrick Bowring, a fierce ultra marathon runner and chef – who goes by the name Ultra Chef. Based on the beautiful Mornington peninsular of Victoria, this positive cat who balances work, running, and a healthy family life with his wife Jo Twentyman, and two…

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Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners

Portrait | The Whitehouse Runners Meeting on their high school cross-country team Aidan Yardley-Jones, Akshay Grover, Marc-André Blouin & Matthieu Blouin have been running together ever since. After completing many competitions, varsity level cross-country events and a childhood cancer fundraiser run from Montreal to Toronto they have now set their…

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Nina Sieh by Sydney Allen-Ash

People | Nina Sieh

People | Nina Sieh Nina Sieh is unassuming, lean and quiet, she speaks softly but smiles often. Her long black hair gleams while it whips around her shoulders as she looks at me and looks at the ground. Looks away. Looks back at me. Looks back at the ground. Nina…

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People | Mango Peeler

People | Mango Peeler Fresh off The Speed Project, we chat with Artist Athlete Mango Peeler (also know as Jepoy Garcia) and reflect on creativity, training logs and what it was like to run the relay race through the desert. ——————— “You would come in full throttle and then your…

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