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2023, gear, poles, racing, trail running, trekking -

Buzz Burrell is the co-founder of Fastest Known Time, and was manager of the La Sportiva Mountain Running Team. He's American, though, which he thinks put him at a disadvantage when it came to learning to use trekking poles for running. Europeans, he writes, "come from a mountain culture, ski in the winter and climb, while many of us [from the United States ... and Asia!] come from road or track backgrounds and are learning how to run in the mountains—and how to use trekking poles." Here Buzz offers a terrific and concise guide to using poles, deciding when to...

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