Like the Wind Journal Issue 19 - March 2019
Like the Wind asks why we run – and is rewarded with stories and images of outstanding achievement, personal transformation and stunning geography from around the world. Running is not only a sport about being faster than your last race, but also a huge community that supports and welcomes individuals from ultra-marathoners to run/walkers to international elite athletes.
This issue, talks and listens to runners and activists about how the sport is accommodating non-binary athletes, plus one transwoman tells us how running turned her life around.
Editor Simon was granted an audience with Lance Armstrong, in which the former pro cyclist discussed running, but also didn’t shy away from talking about the controversy that dogged the latter part of his biking career. This is a genuinely fascinating interview, and we’re thrilled Armstrong agreed to talk to us.
This issue encompass global travels in the Netherlands, Australia, North America and the Bulgarian mountains, and renowned Danish photographer Mikkel Beisner shares his amazing shots of the 2018 Ice Ultra, an incredibly tough endurance event in severe weather conditions.
Closer to home, they meet the reader who set up a running group in his local park, and hear why one contributor simply can’t bear to throw away any of her old kit, even if it is falling apart.
And ultra-marathon king Dean Karnazes shares his thoughts about why ultra-running is so important to him.