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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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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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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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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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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