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running, Mount Fuji, Landscape

How many amazing views of Mount Fuji can one capture on a single trail run?

by Paul Baron

Yamanakako — After having run a couple of the 13 sections of the 161km-long UTMF1 race course, I’d say that one can capture a beautiful view of the iconic mount every three kilometres, making it 53 views of Mt. Fuji, a handful more than Japanese ukiyo-e artists Hokusai and Hiroshige’s 362. Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji ↩ Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji ↩

running, marriage

I don't know if this story comes with a happy ending.

by Stephanie Marie

Ankeny — After ignoring two days of panicked, desperate text messages, I finally plucked up the courage to pick up the phone. He didn’t answer his cell phone or his work blackberry, so I tried the home phone. ...


They say that sometimes, walking out the door is the hardest part...

by Stephanie Marie

Greenville — But they would be wrong. The hardest part about going for a run is deciding what you’re going to think about the whole damn time. Before you lace up your shoes, before you pull back your hair, before...


How could I ever wish for this...never to be torn apart. 6 months on a six year sentence.

by Winston Lehman

Louisville — A nudist camp became a Catholic girl’s school and then a privately run prison colony. Point to the center of this state and find it there. The solstice brought a long bus ride to our new home- dilapid...

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