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Best of Inside Dirt 2013

10 of the best stories from our weekly enewsletter

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As 2013 winds down, we look back at a year of inspiring stories, thoughtful essays, beautiful photos, profiles of colorful characters in the trail-running community and in-depth explorations of the culture of our sport.

Inside Dirt is published once a week, in addition to our eight annual print issues. Here is a roundup of 10 of our best Inside Dirt stories of the year. Happy reading!

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1. Trail Running in a War Zone: A Black Hawk helicopter pilot’s daring evening jog on the FOB

By Jerry Smith

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It’s the end of another stressful day somewhere in Afghanistan, my second combat tour here, and I’m about to abandon my combat gear—boots, body armor and M-4 carbine rifle—for running shoes, shorts and a T-shirt. Even here, on a forgotten Forward Operating Base (FOB) in southern Afghanistan, you’ve got to get out and hit the trails, right?

Read the story.



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