Todd Ragsdale at the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon

Hal Koerner addresses the 2009 USA Trail Marathon National Championships starting field at the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon. Guess which runner is Todd? “Todd didn’t care about appearances. He’d run a race in front or in the back. He was just an inspiration,” says Joe Griffin. A year after this photo was taken Todd would share, “Just ran Lithia Loop Trail Marathon. The ‘Sick and Gimpy’ 2010 version of myself was 10 minutes faster than the ‘Fat Author’ 2009 version. I was so happy that my injuries didn’t get the best of me. Awesome! I also blew out about a gallon of snot along the way. I hope that helped me to burn through my cold.” Photo by Karolina Wyszynska Lavagnino

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Todd Ragsdale at the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon

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.