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Previously on Singletrack


‘A Cocodona Story’, with Ben Mead

20 May 2024 | Episode 305

Ben Mead is a finisher of Cocodona250 2024. After months of training, he almost didn’t make it to the starting line, and then just after a few miles his race seemed over before even the first nightfall. But, with his team by his side Ben rallied, adjusted, and gritted his teeth all the way to Flagstaff. The stories of humanity these ‘multi-day mega trail races’ like Cocodona generate are truly something special, and this is Ben’s story.

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Adam Lee, Mr. Community Trail Running, from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is back on the show to chat about the importance of keeping ‘community’ in trail running and challenges of the ever-changing media landscape. We opine about the possibility of taking our little sport of trail running to the Olympics and I check in with Adam about his screening of the Trail Running Film Festival at the Rio in his hometown. Catch Adam and the Trail Running Film Festival in early June in several more locations all over Western Canada.

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Swiss Alps 100 race director Jakob Herrmann stops by to chat about the origins of the event, what motivated him to get it off the ground, what keeps him going, and what his dreams are for the near future. The event has grown, offering a variety of different race distances, including a Hike and Fly event and now for the first time a Backyard Ultra. Hosted in one of the most beautiful corners of the world a race at the Swiss Alps 100 should to be on everyone’s bucket list.

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Nick Triolo, writer, activist, and trail runner is back on Singletrack to share an update on his recent professional move and the giant leap of faith he just took. Nick and I chat about what motivates him to run, to share with others, and why he believes in beauty within our broken world. We also talk about running for a cause and the importance of story-telling in our overcrowded life full of churned out content.

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‘A Labor of Love’ With Gretchen Walla

16 April 2024 | Episode 301

Gretchen Walla, race director for Walla Trails and now for the Cougar Mountain Trail Series just outside Seattle is back on the show to chat about the amazing events she’s putting on and what makes them so special. We share stories about the challenges of race directing, and I cheer her on taking on a personal challenge of training for Teanaway Country 100 while directing almost a dozen events.

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Madlen Kappeler just returned from the SkySnow Skyrunning World Championship in Tarvisio, Italy with 4 silver medals two her name. The Bavarian triathlete went to Florida Atlantic University on a scholarship and is now competing in sky running events for the German National Team.

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‘LBA Race Recap’ with Matt Urbanski

1 April 2024 | Episode 299

Matt Urbanski from Team RunRun returns to Singletrack to chat about Rock Candy Running’s LBA races in Olympia, Washington. We discuss about the ins and outs of race directing and why I love being a race director.

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Chrissi Faber is from Germany, lives in New Zealand and just very cool came in 3rd at the Tarawera Ultra Trail Miler. We chat about her race day experience, the event and its origins and the evolution under UTMB ownership.

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Marcel is back! After a tumultuous winter Adidas athlete Marcel Höche joins Singletrack for a very personal conversation about the challenges of the athlete fan relationship. We take a deep dive into building a new and better running shoe, including the much hyped soon-to-be-released Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed Ultra. Of course, we touch on the UTMB situation, chat about sky running and make plans to meet for a beer in Chamonix.

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‘Capturing a Feeling’, with Dan Patitucci

5 February 2024 | Episode 296

Dan Patitucci, is the owner of AlpsInsight and his professional outdoor photography has been in magazines and advertisements all over the world. He’s a legend in the mountains and has captured the achievements and stories of some of the greatest mountaineers of our time. As a trail runner and climber he shares his time between Switzerland and California. We talk about the changing and enduring landscape of the outdoors, discuss the differences between mountain towns in the Swiss Alps and the Eastern Sierras and debate the challenges of capturing the true emotions of trail running on camera. Super honored to bring Dan’s first ever podcast appearance to Singletrack.

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Kathleen Baker, managing director for Runners for Public Lands joins me this week to announce the new partnership with RPL and the Trail Running Film Festival to bring the Global Tour 2024 to your city this Spring.

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‘Slaying The Monster’, Federico Hernandez

12 January 2024 | Episode 294

Federico Hernandez joins me on Singletrack this week all the way from Sweden. We discuss the European perspective on recent UTMB happenings and Federico shares his running journey from the Göteborgsvarvet Half to completing Snowdonia, mozart100 and Kullemannan this year and now getting ready for the UTMB lottery results.

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First up in the new year and fresh back from the 2023 IAU 24-Hour World Championships in Taipei, Taiwan Chad Lasater joins Singletrack to share a glimpse into his illustrious running career. While keeping a full-time job Chad has run some of the most important races around the world and wore the jersey for Team USA for the World Championships. After having run around a track for hours on end Chad now sets his sight on a very different adventure taking on Cocodona 250 this coming May.

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‘The Year in Trail Running’, with Alex Bond

27 December 2023 | Episode 292

For the last episode of 2023 I sat down with friend of the show Alex Bond to chat about this year in trail running. We covering the latest outdoor industry report and chat about the distinguishing aspects of what makes trail running so unique compared to other sports. We consider the economic impact of trail races in host towns and wonder about the value of live streaming and who might actually benefit from this investment in infrastructure and gear. Of course we touch on UTMB’s much talked about expansion and enduring, or not attraction and wonder if these races are still the status quo. And finally we highlighted the biggest achievements at this year’s biggest races and in the world of FKTs.

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East Coast runner Kuwanna Dyer-Pietras joins Singletrack to chat about running for Tailwind, dreaming of Western States, and getting the call from Hoka to be one of their designated runners for the 2024 Western States. We chat about prepping for her first 100 mile race on gnarly East Coast trails and baking cookies with the family for the holidays.

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