Trailhead: Hellah Sidibe’s American DreamUltraSignup
Welcome to Stickworld and Season 2 of Trailhead!
Happy Tuesday, trail friends. We hope you enjoyed some trail time on your day off to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
This week we kick off a new season of The Trailhead Podcast with Buzz and Corrine leading us through all things trail and ultrarunning. Morgan Tilton profiles force of nature, Hellah Sidibe, who has run every day for the last five years. And in the DFL, we try not to lord our power over the sticks in Stickworld.
Former professional soccer player, Hellah Sidibe, is on a run streak that not even the venerable Leadville 100 could interrupt. This week, Morgan Tilton writes about his life in Mali, his previous career, and how running shoes can help break down cyclical poverty.
“Knowing where I came from and realizing how privileged I was being able to live the American dream—none of my friends back home in Mali would get a chance to. Even though we were poor here in the U.S., I had a chance.”
Buzz and Corrine talk “best of” 2022 and make some predictions for the year ahead. Corrine interviews Allie “Mac” McLaughlin about her spectacular race season and our article, “Sprinting down and flying above the world’s biggest mountains.” And Buzz drops the hard truth on our caller, Nick, who wants to PR in the marathon after running his first 100-miler.
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? Values-Based Decision Making: Some professional female athletes are eschewing problematic mega-brands to sign contracts with sports companies that better align with their values.
? Wallmsley’s World: The 3rd edition of Jim Walmsley’s journey to UTMB dropped last week. The American athlete uprooted his life to move, with his wife, to France in pursuit of becoming the first American male to win the Tour du Mont Blanc.
⚡ RAD Awards: Kelly Newlon and the team at Real Athlete Diets (RAD) have been announcing their 3rd Annual “Do Epic Sh*t” awards over the past week.
? This tweet, about something Anton Krupicka said in a YouTube film, has fired people up!
? Video of the Week: Göran Winblad endeavors to find out why these athletes choose to run for 24-hours in a basement.