Adam Campbell: Finding Solace

“Adam Campbell: Finding Solace” is a film about Adam Campbell running through nature to find inner peace.

By on February 23, 2021 | 2 comments

[Editor’s Note: It’s iRunFar’s “Week of Awesome.” Each day this week, we’re bringing you an awesome story from trail running and ultrarunning. Someone to follow, something to learn, or a story to be inspired by, our hope is to add some joy to your day.]

Trail runner Adam Campbell has a storied relationship with nature; it’s perhaps where he’s found his highest highs and lowest lows. January of 2020 brought great tragedy when his wife Laura Kosakoski died as a result of injuries sustained in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Canada’s Banff National Park. Ultimately, as we see in this very short film “Adam Campbell: Finding Solace” by Arc’teryx, Campbell finds solace in moving through nature. This is a sad story, to be sure, but it’s also a story of hope and how nature provides comfort to the human condition.

You can visit Campbell’s website to learn more about his incredible life. Here on iRunFar, read this 2013 profile of him, watch this interview after the 2014 Hardrock 100 where he finished second after getting struck by lightning during the event, and read runner Dakota Jones’s account of Campbell’s 2016 climbing accident. We thank Adam Campbell for being awesome.

Meghan Hicks

Meghan Hicks is the Managing Editor of iRunFar. She’s been running since she was 13 years old, and writing and editing about the sport for around 15 years. She’s served as iRunFar’s Managing Editor since 2013. Aside from iRunFar, Meghan has worked in communications and education in several of America’s national parks, was a contributing editor for Trail Runner magazine, and served as a columnist at Marathon & Beyond. She’s the co-author of Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. She won the 2013 Marathon des Sables, finished on the podium of the Hardrock 100 Mile in 2021, and has previously set fastest known times on the Nolan’s 14 mountain running route in 2016 and 2020. Based part-time in Moab, Utah and Silverton, Colorado, Meghan also enjoys reading, biking, backpacking, and watching sunsets.