2016 Zolkan 4 Days -©K.Kortebein-2752

Day Two was a difficult one, including within its 47 kilometers 2,800 meters of ascent, and 3000 meters of descent. “During the second day, we got a very good taste of how remote and majestic these mountains are,” said competitor Francesca Conte. “I have seen many mountain environments all over the world, but never one where the valley below was so low compared to the summits above.” Photo: Kirsten Kortebein

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2016 Zolkan 4 Days -©K.Kortebein-2752

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.