All in the Family

So, on Monday, the iRunFar team got a little tighter. After spending the past 10 years with my best friend, I finally married her. That’s right, Meghan Hicks and I are now married.

Post-marriage selfie in front of Dove Creek, Colorado’s (where we got married) leading location.

A day later, it’s hard to put into words what or how much this means to me. In some ways, it’s everything. We’re comfortable, happy, and excited to spend the rest of our lives together. In other ways, it seems but the smallest step in an already long journey together. We’ve been together for more than a decade. We’ve lived together nearly that long. We’ve been full-time coworkers for something like six years. We’ve owned a house together for three years.

Still, a few minutes of paperwork and $30 in cash makes it all official. I’m hers. She’s mine. We’ll continue living and loving and working and adventuring together. We’ll also have plenty of our own adventures, just as we’ve always had. What follows are some photos from the life and work and adventures we’ve already shared.

That time we wrote a book together… and lived to tell the tale!

Hey, Bill Dooper, now it’s official, she’s my girl.

An all-too-rare vacation photo of us, here in Portugal after the Trail World Championships.

My nieces Maya and Norah with their now Auntie Meggie!

Early days of working together, at the Hardrock 100. Photo: Drymax

Meghan leading our home renovation.

iRunFar time in Silverton, Colorado.

A goofy moment in the golden hour at home above Moab.

We’re about to embark on our first Hardrock.

One of my happiest and proudest ‘moments,’ crewing Meghan during her 2016 Nolan’s 14.

One of our biggest adventures together, a fastpack through the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park.

That time we were featured in an article together.

Bryon Powell: is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar.com. Having spent nearly 20 years as an ultrarunner and three decades as a trail runner, he's also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and co-wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. He calls Silverton, Colorado and Moab, Utah home.

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  • Congratulations!!! So happy for you both, I love "official"!!! We've been together as you've been together, and I remember our "long term" at first started:) Yeah!

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  • Congrats!

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  • Congratulations to you both! And thank you both for all your hard work in the ultrarunning community.

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  • A big congratulations to the two of you!

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  • Assuming you stay even half as happy as you look in every one of those pictures together, you will be blessed. Congrats!

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  • Congratulations from all us Howards!!! (All Howards everywhere.)

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  • Congratulations! You two are evidence that good things still happen in the world

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  • Congrats Meghan and Bryon! Each day I open up irunfar to see what's new and today was a special surprise and delight - hope to see you both in the coming months. Enjoy your holidays,

    Jeff

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  • Congrats Bryon and Meghan! This is really happy news to wake up to! I remember meeting you both in Yosemite in 2009 and wondering then if you'd get hitched because you seemed so well matched :-)! What's the Powell-Hicks idea of an ideal honeymoon -- does it involve a race? Best wishes to both of you.

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    • Ha. We've not talked a lick about a honeymoon (or, more or less, anything else that comes with our culture's wedding traditions). That said, I'm guessing Meghan would say an adventure in Iceland or Bhutan... with no race involved. :-)

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  • gongxi!  恭喜! 百年好合!when you proposed?!
    a u guying coming to the hong kong 100?

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    • There was no real proposal. We talked about it on Saturday morning and got married on Monday. :-)

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    • And, yes, I will be at the Hong Kong 100! I hope to see you there!

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  • Congratulations, you two! What a great couple!

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  • Congratulations from Portugal (nice photo above). IRunFar now is "stronger".

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  • POWER COUPLE! Congratulations!

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  • Congratulations!! Two of the most amazing people I know. I couldn't be happier for you both. This made my day!!

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  • My first thought "It's about damn time!"

    Congrats you two! This pretty much made my morning!

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  • As Rita Rudner once said, "It's nice to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ;) Serious in running, serious in love. What a pair. Congratulations

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  • Wowww, congrats!

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  • Congratulations from California. This is truly a happy day! I am sure Bill is rejoicing to no end. So Meghan, did you really make him cut his hair? True Samson and Delilah.
    Blessings and Happy Trails always,
    David

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  • Great news. Wishing you many happy adventures

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  • You have just started the best ultra-marathon you will ever do!! Congrats to you both, I actually got a little teary-eyed reading this. Love always wins!

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