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Running for Those Who Can’t: Verna Volker

During the long summer days, the sun rises before 5 a.m. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to the hardworking mother of four, founder of Native Women Running and ultrarunner, Verna Volker. She heads out the door for her daily morning ritual: a run towards the rising sun.

Behind the Lens: Kevin Youngblood

I caught up with Kevin Youngblood last week in the midst of what he considers to be the most pivotal moment of his life—a unique opportunity to catch a glimpse into the world of a budding ultrarunning photographer.


"Shine with all of your light, all of the time."



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