❤️ HEART. That’s the word most often used to describe the magic that is Western States Golden Hour.
Of the 305 finishers, 204 entered the Placer High track in the last six hours before cut-off. And Brian Metzler was there for it.
As one of 1,500 wildly cheering fans in the stands and 15,000 worldwide supporters following the livestream, Brian captured the rich stories of over a dozen “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”
A 61-year old Minnesota farmer. A Native American artist from Oklahoma. New parents who joyfully carried their infants across the finish line. And the final (if unofficial) finisher – a cancer survivor from Washington who brought the loudest cheers of the day, many tears, and all the HEART into the house.
Big mountains, long distances, and remote routes – all while trying to achieve record breaking speed. With 166 records between them, the FKT power-couple of Jason Hardrath and Ashly Winchester can’t risk gear that doesn’t perform.
Emily Halnon caught up with the duo to learn what items always make it into their adventure kit. From watches to shoes to hoodies and more – this is a jam-packed collection of their FKT gear favorites.
Is your running or cycling club making a social, environmental, or cultural impact in your local community? Or do you have definitive plans to work toward this goal? If so, Gnarly Nutrition is giving away $15,000 to help.
?Fixing the Park: With $22 billion in deferred maintenance, the National Parks Service is in desperate need of a leader with a plan. Meet new Parks Director, Chuck Sams – a former firefighter, Navy veteran, and Native member of the Cayuse and Walla Walla of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation who intends to use Indigenous ways and bipartisan collaboration to fight climate change in our parks.