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8.15.2023 – Doing Hard Things, Together

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August 15th, 2023

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Trailhead: Doing Hard things, Together UltraSignup
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Happy Tuesday, trail friends. Last week, in a parking lot in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I joined a group of athletes gathered late in the day to pace ultrarunner Kristian Morgan in his attempt to set a new record on the Appalachian Trail.

Half of these people were complete strangers to Kristian, who was seven days into his FKT attempt and about a day ahead of record pace. I was struck by how easily this sport brings people together, casts them out into the wilderness, and creates the perfect environment for lasting friendships (or, at the very least cool shared experiences). 

In our featured piece we look at the first UTMB, how it started, what the route was like, and who it brought together. And in the DFL, we get in the shower after a long run.

– Matt Hart

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