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Ian Burton
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Miwok: Mental toughness & and the long dark half-marathon of the soul
"You guys are crazy!" "...yeah I guess so." "How much further?" "Barely even a marathon..." That was the moment when inevitably it all came crashing down around me and for around 2 hours I convinced myself that this objectively exceptional, triumphant and d...

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2016: a Western odyssey & the many States of being
OVERTURE The start of the Western States 100 is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of but somehow at the same time completely familiar in many ways. The tradition of the run and the ride is so storied and it is so clear how much people care. The Trek to ...

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Western States Rollercoaster
OVERTURE The start of the Western States 100 is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of but somehow at the same time completely familiar in many ways. The tradition of the run and the ride is so storied and it is so clear how much people care. The Trek to ...

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2015: A Retrospective
On the eve of the Orcas 50k, as with any race, I find myself rabidly consuming race reports from the previous year. The course is fairly well etched into my being at this point - having participated 3 out of the last 3 years - but I always like to share in ...

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Unpacking the Orcas Island Experience (Warning: Nonsense!)
Photos by Ian Burton unless noted Some of the best things in life are free, like having your super swell girlfriend accept your marriage proposal. Others are damn hard work and sometimes require monumental effort (presumably like nurturing and sustaining sa...

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