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‘Fight the Devil’, with Alex Bond

9 May 2022 | Episode 236

Alex Bond is back on Singletrack and after his season kickoff race, the Yakima Skyline 50K he has stories to tell and questions to ask. This race is not an easy one but Alex’s training was on point.
So, what do you do during the a race when the doubts start creeping in? How do you respond and fight back when things turn out the way you hoped? And how do you pick yourself up afterwards and look into the future?

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Breaking news from this morning: Fastest Known Time sells to Outside Interactive. Here’s a first commentary by Alex Bond, Ashly Winchester and Jason Hardrath on the possibly exciting changes and the worries for the trail running community.

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Happy Christmas everyone. It’s this special time of the year and you know what that means? Holiday movie review time! Alex Bond and I take a dive into the big screen sensation The Alpinist. A climbing movie that follows the story of Canadian Marc-André Leclerc. Sit back, grab some eggnog and don’t forget to hug your loves ones.

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Alex Bond is back to share the best mountain running performances in Washington State submitted to Fastest Known Time for the year 2021. And wow, there are some inspirational efforts put up by incredible runners. From Alex Borsuk’s blistering run up Glacier Peak to Alex King’s dethroning of Uli Steidl’s long-held FKT at Mt. Rainier. And yes, we found some cool runs in the Olympics as well. What’s up with all the Alexes in this episode?

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Alex Bond returns to the show to share his experience with orienteering races, how it helps him on big mountain adventures and why he won’t run the Barkley Marathons. We talk about the romance and despair of circumnavigating volcanoes in the Cascades and what’s on the adventure docket for the remainder of the summer before the smoke rolls in, or are we already too late for that?

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Alex Bond, the regional editor of the popular website Fastest Known Time joins us on Singletrack to discuss the excitement and challenges and of chasing and FKT route. We dive into the technicalities of setting up a new route and what it takes to complete and compete on existing routes. We also remind folks about the dangers of running in the mountains and make plans for the summer. Will we see some competition on the Cushman Six?

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