Dave Mackey & Dakota Jones Pre-TNF EC Interview

What better way to catch up with two top competitors in this weekend’s The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships than to go for a run with them and then interview them. That’s just what I did with Dave Mackey and Dakota Jones. Mackey’s been burning up trail races for nearly as long as Jones has been alive, but, respectively, the former adventurer racer and the college student graciously shared the stage with one another. Here’s what they had to say about their training, their recent racing, and what they expect this weekend.

Ps. Happy early birthday to Dakota, who turns 20 the day after the race.

There are 11 comments

  1. Anton

    Nice coverage, Bryon. Dakota is indeed the 3rd fastest performer on the White River course with his 6:49 this summer. Ian's 6:48 was run before the course was lengthened by 2.4 miles in 2001.

  2. Mark

    Great stuff Byron! This is my go to site for the latest and greatest ultra news!

    BTW, I like the genuine,not overly produced,in the moment,rawness of the audio,lighting,etc..just the way it is.

    Keep up the good work and good luck to all runners tomorrow. Their all winners!

    1. Bryon Powell

      Thanks, Mark. I really appreciate hearing that. My goal is to have a candid conversation with the guy(s) or gal(s) with a camera recording the lot of it. If the audio and lighting are great… awesome. If not, well, it was the best I could do! :-)

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