Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

It’s not unusual nowadays for a big city to host a bike race that involves binge-eating donuts or a moonlight ride that draws thousands of people. But that wasn’t always the case. Trends have to start someplace, and in this case, that someplace is St. Louis. Here’s a...
Interview: Austin Hindman

Interview: Austin Hindman

Milestones pass in a blur for Austin Hindman. He became just the third American to win the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Junior title last fall, then broke the record in the Missouri Cross Country Championships six weeks later. A two-time state champion...
Creating an Outdoor Identity for St. Louis

Creating an Outdoor Identity for St. Louis

Outdoor initiatives truly can help redefine a community. Mountain biking and cycling trails turned Bentonville and northwest Arkansas into a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and spurred economic growth. Dayton, Ohio (pictured above), took advantage of its rivers and...
Race Report: Ozark Foothills 50K/25K

Race Report: Ozark Foothills 50K/25K

It was with some trepidation that I agreed to accompany a friend of mine down from Northern Illinois to Missouri for the second annual Ozark Foothills 50K/25K in April. I had a fairly full race schedule already, but the race director, Shalini Kovach of Terrain Trail...
Interview: Olympian Colleen Quigley

Interview: Olympian Colleen Quigley

Little sister. Coach’s daughter. Model. State champion. NCAA champion. Colleen Quigley has outrun her previous identities to become an Olympian. The Nerinx Hall grad finished eighth in the women’s steeplechase in Rio, helping to re-establish respect for U.S. distance...