Like the Wind | Number 37
In issue 37...
In issue 37 of Like the Wind, editor Simon Freeman travels to Kenya, where he discovers the astonishing level of commitment members of the elite NN Running Team have during their track training sessions and on the road, as well as the dedication to the sport shown by ordinary runners on the streets of Iten, who take every opportunity to train, despite often not having access to decent athletics tracks ...or even shoes that suit them.
Simon also spoke with author and Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas, whose commitment to sporting excellence is matched by his desire to look after his own mental health and that of others. She's just adapted her book Bravey for young readers, providing a platform to help young people define what it means to be their own kind of "bravery."
In the pages of issue 37, we look back at the historic 2008 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, when Kilian Jornet, then unknown, was so committed to running the race his way that he caused shockwaves in the both among the UTMB authorities and throughout the ultra trail running community. Influencer Flora Beverley, who is committed to raising awareness of environmental issues through her running blogs, explains that running is never without political interest. Euan Crumley profiles Jakob Ingebritsen, the Norwegian athletics legend who set out to be the best in the world. American writer Abigail Calandra explains how her commitment to training for a marathon in Prague opened her eyes to the beauty of a city she had initially struggled to settle in. British runner Kirsty Reade shares how her commitment to completing a 300km non-stop race helped her sort out her thoughts after the death of her mother.
Our commitment to running depends to some extent on our physical fitness, which naturally changes with age. Three older runners discuss how relationships with sport develop and evolve with age, and examine Jeff Galloway's influence on the global running community.
Of course, even with the common factor of commitment, everyone defines their relationship with running in their own way. Mario Fraioli, host of the hit running podcast The Morning Shakeout, questions how we describe ourselves in terms of the type of running we enjoy.
At Like the Wind, we're also committed: We're committed to sharing running stories from unique and diverse voices from around the world. Once again, we are blown away by the quality of the writing, illustration and photography on our pages. We hope you will be too.
PS: for each tree used in the manufacture of the magazine, Like the Wind will plant 3 trees via Active Giving and in partnership with the reforestation project Eden. Like the Wind also donates 1% of each sale paid by credit card to Stripe Climate Pledge, which funds carbon removal projects.