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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:02 AM

A 250 mile protest run: the fight to save Navajo land and US national parks

When an eclectic group of ultra-runners and members of the Navajo Nation were faced with Donald Trump’s plans to destroy their natural playground, they protested in the only way they could – they ran.

If you asked the average runner what they enjoy most about their weekend runs they would probably all say something slightly different. But when you delve far enough under the surface, it all boils down to the same elusive concept: freedom. And nothing symbolises the liberating thrill of connecting to nature more than running through the panoramic expanses of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments.

So, when Donald Trump announced plans to sweep all of this away in the largest elimination of public land in US history, the obvious thing for runners and film-makers Johnie Gall, Andy Cochrane and Greg Balkin to do was to bring everyone together and run across it in six mile relays – all 250 miles of it – in a single weekend. The result is one of the most inspirational and unique environmental protest films you’re likely to see.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2018/mar/07/a-250-mile-protest-run-the-fight-to-save-navajo-land-and-us-national-parks

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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:16 AM

1. Ultra runners are incredible human beings. Native lands should be preserved.

I support both.

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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:35 AM

2. K & R....

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