“Running’s given me a real sense of purpose that I was lacking for a while. It adds structure to my life. I can consistently say I’m going to get up in the morning and I’m gonna go run.” – HOKA fan and manager of Fleet Feet Scottsdale, Brian Whiton
This year, RunnerSpace and HOKA introduce some of the interesting places our Humans of HOKA run in around the U.S. This stop for the HOKA ONE ONE Top Trails series is in Scottsdale, Arizona. HOKA Athlete Jim Walmsley takes us on a trail run in the Sonoran Preserve, just fifteen minutes from where he grew up. Named Ultrarunner of the year in 2016, Jim talks about his hopes for the 2017 Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run. Host Matt Barnhart then meets up with Brian Whiton, manager of Fleet Feet Scottsdale, where they discuss Matt’s running career and the dangers of living in the desert. Later, Matt and his co-host, Ian Terpin, get breakfast with Jim at one of his favorite cafes.
“It dawned on me, it’s like okay, well there is that running thing that I tried when I was a kid and that was actually not so bad. So if I can run a mile, man I will never stop running.” – HOKA fan Kyle Whalum
In the HOKA ONE ONE Top Trails Series, RunnerSpace and HOKA introduce some of the most interesting places our Humans of HOKA run in the U.S. This stop is in Nashville, Tennessee where HOKA Fan Kyle Whalum talks about what led him to running and how it’s connected to his career in music. Later, he takes hosts Matt and Ian to his favorite post-run restaurant and shares his life and music in Nashville.
In the HOKA ONE ONE Top Trails Series, RunnerSpace and HOKA introduce some of the most interesting places our Humans of HOKA run in the U.S. This stop is in Spokane, Washington. HOKA fan Roger Nelson shares his story about being a guide for a blind runner, and Julie and Wade Pannell talk about their decision to become owners of Fleet Feet Spokane. Later, host Matt talks to famed Spokane coaches about the town’s prominent running culture and some of their well-known athletes.