Back in 2014, when no one had heard of super shoes and marathon queen Tigst Assefa was a young track star, Like the Wind published its first issue, bringing long-form, beautifully illustrated storytelling about running to a global audience.

A decade later, and we celebrate our 10th birthday with not one, but two magazines: issue 39 and a bonus issue 40, which looks back at developments in our sport since 2014.

We’ve always strived to tell stories of why we run and to represent running communities around the world. Issue 39 is no exception. Over 114 pages (on high-quality, FSC-approved paper) you’ll find stories including:

  • Gender-based violence: an in-depth investigation into the impact of gender-based violence on female East African runners
  • LA street art: how street artist Junker has joined forces with an LA run club
  • Scott Jenkins: an interview with UK “triple crown” runner
  • Stunning urban landscapes: photographing Sheffield’s post-industrial edgelands with the Urban Lycra Collective
  • Fell-running: why one of the UK’s oldest sports still has a huge place in the hearts of ultra trail runners
  • Young dreams: catching up with the teenage athlete determined to prove that marathons aren’t only for the middle-aged

Featuring amazing illustrations and beautiful photography, Like the Wind is more than a magazine – it’s a quarterly album of running stories from around the world.

Subscribers to Like the Wind will receive an extra treat this month: an additional magazine, issue 40, marking our 10 years on the planet. (Don’t worry if you’re not a subscriber – you can purchase issue 40 as a standalone magazine… although subscriptions support the future of Like the Wind.)

In issue 40, we take a look at some of the most important issues in running in the past 10 years and ask “What’s changed… and what’s next?”

  • Black Lives Matter: how far does our sport have to go to become truly representative of the global population?
  • Women in running: speaking to six pioneering voices about our sport’s stance on recognising female athletes
  • Super shoes: carbon plate, special foam… what we put on our feet has really transformed since 2014
  • Record breakers: are records important to running’s popularity and success? And when will that sub-two-hour marathon happen in an organised race?
  • Story time: well-known runners and the Like the Wind team choose their favourite stories from the past decade

It’s why we run.

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