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Annie Behrend

Annie Behrend

Title: Gear Reviewer
Location: Central Point, Oregon

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Expertise

  • Topics of Expertise: Trail Running, Ultra Running
  • Years in This Expertise: 10+
  • Number Of Products & Number Of Hours Expert Has Tested: 1,000+ hours of gear testing

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Oregon State University; Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Oregon Health Science University (research and thesis project focus = creating fueling strategies to support moderate-intensity exercise in a population with inborn errors of metabolism)
  • Certifications: Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

A Word from Annie Behrend

  • Why I Choose this Career: Ultrarunning has allowed me to explore thousands of miles of trail systems and wilderness areas that logistically would have been incredibly challenging to experience without the support of races and the running community. Gear reviewing could hardly be paired with a better hobby as we rack up the miles and find what keeps us moving comfortably, efficiently, safely, etc.
  • Personal Interests: trail & ultrarunning, camping, travel, fishing, hiking, raising worthless (but cute) barn animals, and navigating motherhood