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Drew Dawson

Why I run

I run to explore. There is a whole world out there to discover for ourselves, and the best way to do it is on two feet while scarfing down a ton of food. Plus, you can get so creative with it. Run every street in your community. Start a run streak. Do an FKT. Run a race. Run once every hour for 24 hours. Run as much vert as you can in a month. The possibilities are endless and all worth exploring.

My favorite place to run

My favorite place to run is my city, Milwaukee. There are trails within the city I frequent, but I love exploring the different neighborhoods and communities that make up Brew City. I’ve lived here a total of eight years, and I’m still blown away by things I never knew existed here. Otherwise, Wisconsin has 1,200-miles worth of the Ice Age Trail this is super fun to explore.

What I hope to convey with my writing

Stories have the power to inspire, educate, and entertain. Running is the same. There are endless possibilities in what people are capable of and what they can create. This comes in the form of FKTs, races, crew, clubs, and individuals who take running and elevate it in some way or another. Their stories and efforts inspire me, and when I share their stories, I want people to come along for the ride, learn something new, or be inspired to push their own limits.

More about Drew

Drew Dawson is a runner of long distances whose dairy enthusiasm drove him to the great state of Wisconsin. When not running or doing dairy-based recovery from running, he works as a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. His work has appeared in Trail Runner, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Popular Mechanics, Men’s Health, and other publications.

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