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Why Do We Run?

November 4th, 2013

Salomon recently kicked of their third season of their web series, Salomon Running TV, and in the first episode, they explore a question that hits us all as runners: Why do we run?

For many runners, the reasons are simple: Running keeps us healthy. It’s fun. It’s a great way to compete against ourselves, our friends, and our rivals. Maybe it provides an escape from the stresses of everyday life. For others, though, the reasons for running go much deeper.

This episode features Bernd Heinrich, a bestselling author, retired professor, and accomplished runner. Heinrich, who now lives in a log cabin in the wilderness of Western Maine, explains how running provides a connection to the natural world often lost in modern society, and that, as humans, we are all runners. That is why he runs.
Check out the clip below (it’s worth the 5 minutes), and tell us, why do you run?

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