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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Places | Cap D’espoir & Percé, Québec, Canada

Words and images by: Hugh Langis website : hughlangis.com While other runners train to go faster, I’ve used my running as a space to slow down, to think about my creative process, admire the scenery, and draw playful narratives of what I see on my trails.  This summer, I had the good luck to visit family and friends in my hometown of Percé, QC. My town is uniquely situated near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula,…

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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 the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. This year Kent won the iconic Vancouver Sun Run, besting international competition to become the first local champion…

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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 the sport — is almost non-existent: start your timepiece and discover what you’re willing to push your legs, lungs, and mind to accomplish. It is…

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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. That town is Squamish, BC. I haven’t looked back since. Squamish has traditionally been a logging town right smack in the middle of Vancouver and…

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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 wear from its countless appearances at local road races. If you’re a runner in Toronto, you’ve likely heard of BlackToe Running, the run specialty store…

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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 PR’s in the Mile, 5K, 5 Mile, 10K, 15K, 10 Mile, Marathon, and the 50K. In 2018 I raced 40 times throughout the year and…

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STRINGBEAN – The Appalachian Trail in Record Time

Words by Joe McConnaughy aka Stringbean Documentary by: Joe McConnaughy and Pilot Field The Appalachian Trail was a huge undertaking – probably the biggest, gnarliest adventure that I will ever do in the rest of my life. And I am okay with that. After finishing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2014, I told myself I would never do something like that again. But I had a voice in the back of my mind. IF I…

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Bridges, Running and Matcha: A Brief Chat With Darcy Budworth

Interview by: Andrew Jamieson Images by : Geoffrey Knott Andrew: What’s up?   Darcy: Hey! Well right now I just got back to New York. I’ve been traveling a lot for my day job. Other than that, I’ve got a few things coming up with Take the Bridge that I’m working on. Nothing that I can announce quite yet. Andrew: Exciting stuff! So, Darcy I wanted to start at the beginning. Although I think a…

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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 that will fit me. I’ve already tried on two pairs and both were uncomfortably and unflatteringly tight. I finally pull out from the depths of…

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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 trusty single-speed, and 1 saint who borrowed his mom’s car to shepherd us between checkpoints. The idea was simple and the organization was… well, let’s…

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Jon and Jeanne Talk Running and Gear and Running Gear

Words by Jeanne Mack Images provided by Stephen Kersh & TruTv The day that Jon and I meet in Brooklyn, he’s dressed like a weather app guru. It seems like he knows the weather better than it knows itself. For hours that morning, an ambiguous overlap of snow and rain fell onto the streets. When Jon showed up with the perfect waterproof outer layer, an unthinkably sturdy umbrella, and warm hat, I was instantly jealous.…

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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 buy a runner for Christmas” … and as low as “the 4 things to eat to become a great runner”, or worse, “The 10 steps…

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Teaching a little, learning a lot in Cape Dorset Nunavut.

Photos and words by Gavin Hatheway The Journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Cape Dorset is a long one. It starts with a flight to Ottawa where we meet with the team for dinner. My friend Dave Culligan and I are travelling to Cape Dorset, Nunavut with the Eatfit Project. We’re here to document an awesome group of students and professionals who make trips to Northern Canada to promote healthy eating and exercise to improve…

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In the end, it’s all worth it – Ultra Run across Haiti

For Text Version scroll down… Transcribed from Above: How many of you are out there looking for meaning? Have you ever asked yourself, what would you be doing if you had six months to live? Whether it’s in a deeper spiritual way, or a sense that you are missing something, something fulfilling, I think many of us are searching for a sense of purpose, a sense of living out our full potential. Samuel Beckett once…

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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 Diego. Over french toast and breakfast potatoes at a favorite local watering hole, the Naked Cafe, we caught up on life and shared conversation about everything…

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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 LOT lately (you might know me from Runner’s World covers Oct 2014 and Dec 2013). I’m also the co-founder of a software company, Lighter, that…

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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 daughters Violet (age 4) and Poppy (age 2). The man’s a triple threat doing three extreme sports at once, running, cooking, and parenting. Patrick is all about giving back…

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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 sites on a new challenge. In a few days they will be running from their hometown of Montreal, QC to Washington, DC raising money to…

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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 is a little fidgety, especially when talking about herself. Having known her for a couple years I was well aware that she doesn’t like talking…

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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 adrenaline stops and you’re cramping up, it was such a small space so having to stretch was impossible. And with eating, everyone’s stomach was f*cked…

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Interview | Alan Brookes Canada Running Series Race Director

Interview | Alan Brookes Canada Running Series Race Director Where did it all begin? and how did you end up as the Race Director of CRS? It started in 1983 when I was a History prof at U of Guelph. I was a 33:38 10k guy; a 2:34:40 marathon dude.I helped Coach Vic Matthews with the UofG XC team, and ran with them. The Wellington County Red Cross asked Vic to help organize their “Billy…

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