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This is Going to Be My Year!

This is Going to Be My Year!

“Heck YEAH! This is going to be my year!” thought every athlete waking up on January 1, 2020. Nobody knew that in a matter of two and a half months all of our life plans would be put on hold as a global pandemic rapidly took over the world. Everything shut down, including my motivation

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The Mirnavator

The Mirnavator

It takes some serious stamina to keep up with The Mirnavator! Aka Mirna Valerio, this Vermonter is an outdoors professional when she’s not dividing her day as a mother, writer, diversity practitioner, singer, and coach. Generous with her time, we caught up with Mirna on the tail end of winter but chatted all seasons. Hi

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Last Skier Standing

Last Skier Standing

Brittni Gorman is a community builder with an interest in connection and storytelling that has taken shape professionally as the producer of a documentary film company. Based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, her pursuits have grown from 50k trail races to multi-day endurance events involving trail running, mountain biking, ice and rocking climbing,

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Striking A Balance

Striking A Balance

Ahealthy work-life balance sounds simple enough, but as most people can attest over the past eleven months, in practice, work and life’s daily demands are often competing. In lieu of magically fabricating an extra two hours per day, we caught up with Patrick Beaulieu, a husband, father, business owner, obstacle course racer, and competitive trail runner.

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Maple Fanatic Callen Hwang

Maple Fanatic Callen Hwang

New Hampshire native Callen Hwang balances her aspirations and goals in snowboarding with a full plate of junior high school, plus other competitive sports and activities. Placing 3rd in Slopestyle and 6th in Rail Jam at the most recent USASA Nationals, Callen now sets her sights on competing and having fun in a very different

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Maple Fanatic Noah Brautigam

Maple Fanatic Noah Brautigam

Noah Brautigam grew upon a family-run cross-country ski center in the Green Mountains of Vermont spending many hours of his childhood exploring the outdoors. Throughout middle and high school he participated in various sports before focusing on nordic skiing. He ran his first road marathon at age 18, and after skiing through college he came

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Santa Bests a Marathon World Record

Santa Bests a Marathon World Record

John Stanton-Geddes, a Vermonter and senior manager in Data Science, recently beat the world record for running a marathon in a Santa suit. Besting the previous time by over four minutes, John ran a lightning fast 2:45:09. Better yet, he did it for a terrific cause. John… Santa, congratulations on an incredible accomplishment! We hear this

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An Atypical Athletic Year

UnTapped endurance runner Trevor Fuchs had an incredible line up of races scheduled for 2020. He kicked off the season with a win in January in Hawaii, but then like many other athletes had to evolve his training and outlook. In January you started off 2020 with a trip to Hawaii for the Hurt 100, where you won the race!

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Atypical Marathon Preparation with Aliza Lapierre

Aliza Lapierre is an ultrarunner from right here in Vermont. She recently ran the Vermont City Marathon — where she took the title of fastest female Vermonter — all the more impressive since she had a five-hour training run the day prior! Aliza has big fish to fry later this season, so we checked in with her

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Fueling with UnTapped Before a Race with Christian Gostout

For endurance athletes there’s often no true off-season. As a cross-country skier it could be argued that summer is my off-season, but for skiers, the summer actually involves even more training time than in winter. During the summer months, the goal is to build a solid endurance base that will support me through the winter racing

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