FitWild Editorial Team

Anthony Rodale

Anthony is an endurance athlete, photographer, and international sustainability advocate.

#FitWild is a new collective idea shared by a couple like-minded fellow traveling journalists who share a passion for adventure and story telling. We want to tell stories about amazing people in the world who push their limits in life. I believe the idea of adventure begins deep inside us with a desire for something more in our lives. We hope you will come along for the FitWild adventure, be inspired and share your own experiences with us.

(Instagram @Anthony_Rodale) & www.anthonyrodale.com

Gaël Couturier

At 43, Gaël has been racing ultra trails and Ironman triathlon all over the globe. 5-times Marathon Des Sables finisher, 4-times Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc finisher and 10 times Ironman finisher, he has also scored 3 masters degrees from ivy-league french unversities including La Sorbonne and Science Po Paris (cinéma, sports marketing, media management).

In 2008, he helped launch Runner’s World in France as the editor. He then moved to India in 2012 to pursue editorial adventures and he’s only recently back in the West, based in Paris, France, where he freelances in print and television. The Jungle Marathon in the Amazon and Ironman Nice are among his plans for this 2016 season. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @GaelCouturier and @couturiergael.

Kirsten Kortebein

Kirsten is a photojournalist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Along with working for Fit Wild, she also contributes to Outside Magazine, Runner’s World Magazine, and iRunFar.com. She loves a good adventure, but never stops thinking of Michigan beer and the shores of the Great Lakes. (Instagram – @kirsten.m.kortebein ) and website http://www.kirstenkortebein.com

Lindsey Torgerson

Lindsey, FitWild ambassador, is a previous collegiate basketball player gone elite endurance athlete.  She loves her coffee dark, is driven by the unequivocal spirit of hustle, and is a sucker for endless adventures.  In the past 4 years she has competed on multiple world platforms traveling the globe for Team USA Duathlon. In 2012 she earned a world silver medal in the Switzerland Long Course Duathlon World Championships, a world bronze medal in the 2013 Ottawa Duathlon World Championships, is a 2x National Champion, and also earned All-American honors in her 2015 race season. Along with preparing for her own competitions, she spends her free time blogging/writing about all things running, cycling, and fitness while training aspiring athletes at Elev8 Performance Lab in Laredo, Texas.

Instagram (@lindsey.torgerson)

Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is an editorial photographer born in England and based in Brooklyn. His work appears regularly in the likes of New York MagazineEsquireESPN The Magazine, Out, and Wired. His work consists of both portraiture and stylized reportage work, and reflects his interest in the figures shaping contemporary culture, and his passion for geopolitical issues.

Instagram – @benedict_evans

Beth Strickland

Beth Strickland began cycling in the early ’80s as a means of transportation and fully immersed herself in the sport as an editor at Bicycling magazine. She rides 5-6 days a week, nearly 10,000 miles a year, in 100-degree humidity and in single-digit temps; normally with a good lunch crew and fast weekend rides with racer-types. When not riding, Beth is usually reading, baking, gardening or spending time with her teenage daughter. She loves to travel—with bike when possible–and could live happily with only cheese, wine, bread, chocolate…and a bicycle.

Instagram – @bikebeth

Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay Rawal is a documentary director and runner. He’s currently working on a film on ultradistance running that will manage to combine narratives of the Navajo, Bushmen and Marathon Monks with the 2016 edition of the 3,100 Mile Race. His most recent film was Food Chains, an exposé on farmworker exploitation produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser.

You can find him on instagram at @mrsanjayr.

Bryon Powell

When Bryon Powell started running a quarter century ago, he had no idea the places it would take him. That’s been even more the case since he founded the trail running website iRunFar.com nearly a decade ago. Having reported on many of the world’s top trail running races, he now seeks to experience more of the world’s amazing places with his own two feet… and, occasionally, some other means of locomotion.

Bryon is the author of two instructional books on running—Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running—and has completed races as challenging as the Hardrock and Western States 100 mile races, the Marathon des Sables stage race, and the 400-kilometer Ultra-Trail Gobi Race. On rare occasions, he calls the mountains above Moab, Utah his home.

You can find Bryon on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BryonPowellOnTrails

Erin McGrady

Erin McGrady is a freelance photographer and writer currently running, hiking and biking around Asheville, North Carolina. She was featured by Instagram in the summer of 2015 and was chosen by the National Park Foundation as one of 2016’s Find Your Park Expedition Finalists. She has worked with brands such as Subaru, REI, Aramark and Columbia Sportswear to create engaging digital content and is happiest when she is in the field shooting photographs. In the last couple of years she has completed one six-hour endurance run, three marathons and several triathlons but is a mid-pack athlete at best.

Instagram @e.mcgrady, Twitter @emcgradyphoto

Marty Desilets

Marty Desilets is a digital strategist // photographer currently living and working in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Marty embraces the latest digital technology and is always seeking new ways to capture and share his adventures with the world. His work has been professionally featured in web, print, broadcast and popular cultural media worldwide.

Instagram – @martyfm

Web – marty.fm

SARAH FRETWELL

Multimedia storyteller Sarah Fretwell looks deeper into the intersection of the environment, people, and business with one question: “What if the new bottom line was love? Her award-winning work explores the lives of everyday people with extraordinary stories and creates the human connection that engages people on a personal level. Her work offers individuals a voice for justice, insight for solutions, and the human connection needed for international engagement. Some of her notable work and clients include the United Nations, USAID, The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, and Tara Expeditions Foundation.

She loves collaboration, working as a team, creating compelling stories, and living outside of the box. Some of her favorite past times include sipping on farmers market green juice, spiking her espresso with superfoods, surfing in Papua New Guinea, hitchhiking through remote jungles of Indonesia, biking Gibralter peak in Santa Barbara, visiting with Syrian Refugee families in Southern Turkey, and road tripping through Banff Canada.

http://www.sarahfretwell.com