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Running Legends of the Caballo Blanco

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Running Legends of the Caballo Blanco

There are those moments in life you pinch yourself, wondering just how you ended up there. This is one of those moments. Here I am, hiking though the southern Sierra mountains, the Barrancas of Northern Mexico, with famed ultra-distance, Rarámuri runner Manuel Luna as my guide.  Luna, featured in the best-selling book Born To Run, barrels ahead…

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The Runner & The Sea: An American Rebel in Cuba

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The Runner & The Sea: An American Rebel in Cuba

A late-summer storm gathered in the distance. The brilliant hue of orange, purple and deep red clouds merged with nighttime blues as my flight, Miami to Havana, crossed the Florida Straits. Silence took hold, marking entry from known into that of an unknown. Only an hour prior I’d left the bright, digital billboards, city traffic lights and illuminating high-rises along Miami’s coast; a stark contrast to darkness now covering much of the island below.

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