Category Archives: Stories

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 […]

Tom Le Lievre: Out Back and Up High

Out Back and Up High Words and photography by Tom Le Lievre This story first appeared in issue #14 of Like the Wind Naïvety Come on, I’m not a stupid Englishman. Australia doesn’t have snow and mountains.” My first response to hearing about Australia’s Alpine areas and ski resorts. I had spent my first two years Down […]

Jody Bailey: Setting the Stage

This story is from Like the Wind #16 – Words and Photography by Jody Bailey  For me, running photography is ever-evolving. As is the case for all artists and their own muse and mediums. When I start photographing running and runners, I have one aim; it is all about that perfect portrait. Tight crop. Perfectly even exposure. […]

Scott Partenheimer: Winning Streak

Featured in Like the Wind #8. Words by Scott Partenheimer – Illustration by Mark Frudd  Have you ever wondered about your running bucket list? What kind of running experiences do you want out of life before you ascend to the great trail in the sky? By the age of 33, I had tried every distance from […]

Simon Wheatcroft: Running the Line

Featured in Like the Wind #1. Words by Simon Wheatcroft – illustration by Luke Waller. In the blackness of the early morning I stood in a car park at the foot of the Half Dome, a beautiful mountain in Yosemite National Park. In my pocket I had a ring and in my mind a plan. […]

Scott Jurek: The Wisdom of Hippie Dan

Featured in Like the Wind #1. Words by Scott Jurek – photography by Ian Corless. Hippie Dan made Thunder Cookies that were like chocolate chip cookies on steroids, with oatmeal and whole wheat flour and peanut butter and tons of butter. They were the best cookies I had ever tasted. (Rumor has it he once […]

Kirsty Reade: Coming Around Again

This article originally featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. When I said I was going to run a 24-hour race, the reaction of most non-runners was: “Why would you want to do that?” Some runners understood, but when I added the words “round a one-kilometre loop”, even they tended to recoil in […]

Dick Beardsley: The Dating Game

This piece was featured in issue #1 of Like the Wind Magazine. Words by Dick Beardsley – illustration by David Wardle. I’ve been running for 40-plus years now and have logged more than 150,000 miles, yet when I go to bed at night I can hardly wait to get up in the morning for my […]