LtW & Alexis Berg: Running Through History

Running Through History – A Like The Wind feature on the Mount Gaoligong Ultra Photography by Alexis Berg This story first appeared in Like the Wind #14 Through the foothills of the Himalayas and around some of China’s most biodiverse forests, a new ultra race burst on to the racing calendar at the end of 2016. With […]

Gavin Boyter: Border Crossings

Border crossings Words and Photography by Gavin Boyter This story first appeared in issue #18 of Like the Wind On 13 May 2018 I became, briefly, an illegal immigrant in Romania. A stern and professionally displeased border patrol officer shook his head at my proffered British passport and sent me back the way I’d run. “No […]

Bob Becker: Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son Words by Imogen Lees and Bob Becker Photography by Alexis Berg “The experience was so emotional. I tend to be emotional anyway but this was way beyond that.” Most runners feel heightened emotions during a race, especially when we’re physically trying so hard to achieve our best. But when that physical […]

Marcus Ryder: What a difference a day makes (or, how I became an elite athlete for 24 hours)

Words by Marcus Ryder – Illustration by Natasha Smith This story first appeared in issue #16 of Like the Wind I love reading Like the Wind. Writing a piece in the magazine is a real honour because I see all of us reading Like the Wind as being part of a special community. I know […]

Simon Freeman: It’s in the Bag

Words and Photography by Simon Freeman This story first appeared in issue #7 of Like the Wind “It had been a busy day. In fact it had been a busy week. We had come to Chamonix for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and to launch the sixth edition of Like the Wind. After spending […]

Tyler Tomasello: More than Sport

More than Sport Words and Photography by Tyler Tomasello This story first appeared in issue #17 of Like the Wind Many people only know of Afghanistan via the news or history books as a terrain that has faced centuries of war and conflict. But for me, Afghanistan is a country of immense natural beauty and a […]

James Dunn: Me, Myself & I

Me, Myself & I Words by James Dunn – Illustration by Grace Russell This story first appeared in issue #13 of Like the Wind. People ask why I prefer to run alone. The simple answer I usually give is that I prefer the quiet. The truth is somewhat different. The fact is I don’t run […]

Alexis Berg: Come Hell and High Water

Come Hell and High Water Words by Imogen Lees and Alexis Berg – Photography by Alexis Berg This story first appeared in issue #13 of Like the Wind One hundred miles… some say 130. A 60-hour time limit. Unmarked gnarly trails through some of Tennessee’s least hospitable terrain. The Barkley Marathons take competitors on an uncertain […]