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Dean Schuster

partner, user experience strategy, truematter in Irmo

The Hairy Bison: Creating an Offbeat, Insanely Great Trail Running Community

PRESENTED ON SEP 12, 2018
IN BRIDGEPORT @ VOL 2

Born in Bridgeport, CT and now the co-organizer of the Harbison Trail Runners in South Carolina, Dean Schuster shares the story of growing a crazy group of runners from a couple of people to a massive club. The free trail running event (The Hairy Bison) is part theater of the absurd, part race, and part community fair -- and now one of the largest trail-runs in the state. The T-shirts have become instrumental in creating a huge following!

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The Million Dollar Marathon

BY STEVE CANNON
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 15, 2013

Steve Cannon raises funds in the battle against cancer by running 40 marathons in 40 days. Next he plans to raise a million dollars by organizing a marathon across the continental United States. 

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham has been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. He's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2014.

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Let's Run the Chicago Marathon!

BY TODD NEVILLE
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 14, 2014

Todd Neville is a father, husband, accountant, city commissioner, and long distance runner. Not sure how he has time for it all, but in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds he will tell us a little of what goes through his mind- while he's running, anyway. 

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Life Lessons from Running

BY CAROLINE CLARK
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 04, 2014

Caroline is a runner. It hasn't alwasy been this way and she shows us her journey to becoming a runner through a series of life lessons that apply to us all. Don't listen to that little voice that says you can't do it, she urges, "it's a liar."

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Conquering the First Marathon

BY SARAH MICHAEL
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Sarah Michael talks about how following the lead of a younger sibling who encouraged her to complete her first marathon lead her down a challenging - albeit, rewarding path while training on assignment in the small, but hilly nation of Burundi. 

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The BHAG

BY LEANNE HUGHES
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 02, 2015

Watch this for inspiration on setting your next goal, running is the metaphor that can be applied to any BIG HAIRY AUDATIOUS GOAL!

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What I Learned As A Woman Running for Congress

BY SHIREEN GHORBANI
@ VOL 24 ON MAR 30, 2018

Shireen Ghorbani (D) is a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District running for accessible and affordable healthcare for every American. Shireen shares some very important lessons about being a woman in the public eye. 

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The World Marathon Majors

BY STEPHEN FERGUSON
@ VOL 12 ON APR 25, 2019

"My running career started in 2011 when I accidentally caught diabetes and so my first job was to buy a pair of running shoes and sign-up for a couch to 5k."

Stephen Ferguson talks to us about the challenge of running his first marathon and that this inspired him to continue running and be awarded the World Marathon Majors, a medal won by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest. 

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200 IS THE NEW 100 - ULTRA TRAIL RUNNING

BY JULIE SAGER
@ VOL 26 ON APR 03, 2019

An insiders take on ultra trail running, Julie Sager is addicted to running really long distance events, pushing herself physically and mentally to the edge.