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A former professional mixed martial arts fighter, Kyle Dietz (whom we profiled in September) got hooked on trail running after a training run took him into a park near his hometown Davenport, Iowa. He quickly dove in to the trail-racing scene. Now, he’s training to be a competitive mountain runner from his low-lying Midwestern locale.
In “Trail Fighter,” a short film by T.C. Worley, Dietz discusses his turn to trail running and travels to Montana to run the state’s competitive Rut 50K. The full six-minute film was recently released, after touring a few cities earlier this year.
Director, Producer, DP: T.C. Worley
Executive Producer: Jeff Bull
Assistant: Ryan Daly
Editor: Nick Gumm
Post Audio, Sound Design: Nick Christopulos
Color Grading: Nick Hillyard
Fight Footage provided by: Corey Kruse
Special Thanks: Rut organizer Mike Foote; Staff of Big Sky Resort