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Table of Contents—September 2015



The Mending of Dave Mackey A trail-running icon faces his toughest challenge yet—healing from a horrific accident on the trail.

Photo Essay: The Wildest Race In a remote mountain range of Chilean Patagonia, runners endure armpit-deep river crossings, crevassed glaciers, frigid rain, gnarly talus slopes and more.



Breaking Barriers Female participation is stronger than ever, but still lags behind men's. Why aren't more women trail running? By Yitka Winn

in her own words Rory Bosio's laid-back approach is a winning formula. By Michael Benge

trail tested The best new running bras. By Yitka Winn

in her own words 72-year-old Anne Trygstad and her love affair with the rugged Bridger Ridge Run. By Jenny Sheets

training Three top trail-racing mothers share their secrets. By Heidi Hill

in her own words Three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier Magdalena Boulet takes the trails by storm. By Paul Cuno-Booth




editor’s note


making tracks

run amok The author grapples with a Midwestern dilemma. By Rickey Gates



favorite trail

adventure Running Montana's wild backcountry to honor the Wilderness Act. By Jimmy Grant

take your mark

everyman’s exposed



trail tips Go farther with fastpacking, where trail running meets ultralight backpacking. By Ben Luedke

ask the coach Homemade gels, relationship strife, winter fueling. By Matt Hart


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