Like the Wind | Number 29
The symbolism of climbing a summit isn't hard to identify: the physical effort required to reach the top, the mental toughness to keep going when the going gets tough - maybe even in these times of Covid-19 , the very act of reaching a high point, far from the physical limits of disease and confinement, a place from which one can see the possibilities of the world.
Like the Wind is delighted to present in their latest issue two very different, but equally trying, mountain adventures, both of which took place this summer. Kieren d'Souza aimed to reach 10 peaks over 6 meters in the arid and high altitude region of Ladakh, India. It was a trip in connection with the mountains themselves. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, intrepid Stefanie Bishop wanted to set a new record for the fastest time a woman has known to conquer the 000 over 48-foot peaks of the White Mountains in the New Hampshire, United States.
Back on earth, Co-Founder and Creative Director Julie Freeman Kummer studies the impact on runners of Covid long, the persistent and chronic disease that affects a significant proportion of people with Covid-19 and prevents a cure. complete. Her in-depth report meets those who live with Covid-19 on a daily basis and examines the work being done to offer hope and treatment to the sick.
The backbone of Like the Wind is, of course, stories about running - why we run, where we run, who we meet. In this issue, the authors travel the world - from the Sahara Desert, where a relatively little-known marathon takes place to draw attention to the plight of the Sahrawi population, to the back streets of Dartford in Kent and to a low-key marathon supported by a dedicated community, passing through London, California, the British coast and a host of other destinations.
Like the Wind also takes the time to celebrate two big names in running: Titus Mamabolo, world record holder for marathon masters, whose career was inextricably linked to the apartheid regime in South Africa, and Ron Hill , whose determination and dedication to the sport have made him a name known around the world.