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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2R-ei2DOHg In 2015 Cole Crosby was running 250 laps on an indoor track. He was hoping to beat Michael Wardian’s WR time of 3:06. With 8 laps to go, he drank a cup of Gatorade from his well-meaning father. That Gatorade was the poison. With 3 miles to go, Cole lost it. He lost everything in his stomach. He lost consciousness a few times. He lost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFDBWzV1Fok Britta Clark is studying philosophy at Harvard. Wait, scratch that, she’s getting her Ph.D in philosophy at Harvard. Beginning with environmental science, she got a grant to go to New Zealand to get her Masters. When she was there, she enjoyed the flexibility and persistence reflected in the questions asked in her environmental ethics classes.  She’s now interested in climate change specific topics like how quickly

https://youtu.be/RCXmjLgqNjI Macedonia Trail Race Kent, CT About 90 minutes north of NYC lies the Litchfield Hills and town of Kent. Near the Appalachian Trail just a few miles outside of Kent is Macedonia Brook State Park. With its unparalleled singletrack and lush forest trails, challenging climbs/descents and two amazing viewpoints on course, the race offers trail runners a one of kind experience in the northwest part of Connecticut,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdIL-RRxc6g Needing not much of an introduction, Daven is a local Rochester and Buffalo running legend. He is an ordained minister in the Lutheran church, and manages to run 90-100 miles per week while keeping the Sabbath day holy. The Lord has blessed him that’s for sure. He ran in high school and college, but took time off competition until he began seminary and needed an outlet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd0R2UcD4PQ Debbie Livingston has been running ultras for over 20 years. Her first 50 miler was the Vermont 50 in 1999, where she met her future husband after exchanging email addresses at the finish.  Livingston was 4th, in her first 50 mile race. Oh, and Nikki Kimball won that race, also her first 50. Over 124 races later, Livingston is still at it now participating in the

https://youtu.be/vGyDKbt3wzM The Salomon Wildcross: What I've been waiting for? Hey Trails Collective, Ian here with a review of 2020’s Salomon Wildcross, a model I was stoked out of the gates for with a first meeting in November, 2019. I’ve yet to find a Salomon that I’ve loved. My history with Salomon is finding models to be either too firm and slappy, or too rigid and narrow in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxxIg74XK74 Shan Riggs is running across the country. Having a background in marketing and branding, Shan came to the east coast to work for the Hartford Marathon Foundation, being able to work remotely out of his van. He is taking his unemployment opportunity to try to do something positive in this pandemic. No races this year, meant Shan was out of a job, had a lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgOOpOXMi0 Alyssa Godesky just set the supported FKT for the ADK 46er trail in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She and Sarah were the first two women to undertake this route, beginning at 4AM on Monday August 17th. We previewed the “racing” ladies the week before the attempt, so check those two shows out! Though they battled thunderstorms during the attempt, they got relatively lucky

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