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Credit: Jimmy Elam

Jimmy Elam

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Jimmy graduated from Chico State University in California and competed on the Track and Cross Country team on scholarship while obtaining a degree in Psychology. At Chico he received All-American honors in both sports and currently has over 300 races to his name. After living and training in Mammoth Lakes CA, Jimmy raced his debut marathon in Chicago finishing with a time of 2:21:18 and 25th overall. He now lives and trains in the trail running mecca of Bend, Oregon and also works for a wilderness therapy program.

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Asics Gel-Kayano 21

Asics Gel-Kayano 21

Through the years we've seen how many awards the Asics GEL-Kayano has won and the critical acclaim it has received. We...
New Balance 990 Heritage

New Balance 990 Heritage

Our first and lasting impression of the New Balance 990 Heritage is that these shoes are great, though not for the...
Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

There's a good reason the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 has a cult following. Compared to the rest of the running shoes in our...
Skechers Go Run Ultra 2

Skechers Go Run Ultra 2

If you're interested in dipping your toes into maximalist running shoes, but you don't want to be shunned from your...
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15 is a well-rounded, classic, and affordable stability shoe which earns our Best Buy award...
Nike Free 5.0

Nike Free 5.0

The Free 5.0 are a very unique minimalist running shoe. They have some wonderful attributes, being extremely...
Brooks PureConnect 3

Brooks PureConnect 3

On occasion, we pick the Brooks PureConnect 3 to wear during our longest runs because of the extra comfort it...
Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport

Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport

Zero drop combined with only 4 mm of cushion and the lowest stack height of the group gives the Vibram FiveFingers...
Inov8 Trailroc 245

Inov8 Trailroc 245

Inov8 began designing and manufacturing running shoes in England in 2003. Even considering they've only had a bit over...
Merrell Bare Access 3

Merrell Bare Access 3

The Merrell Bare Access 3 come with a firm ride and a smooth Vibram tread on the outsole. We prefer to stick to the...

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