Dave Mackey & Dakota Jones Pre-TNF EC Interview

An interview with Dave Mackey and Dakota Jones before the 2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships.

By on December 3, 2010 | Comments

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.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 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.