Alex Hutchinson

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Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson writes Outside’s Sweat Science column, about the science of endurance and adventure. He started out as a Cambridge-trained physicist and long-distance runner on the Canadian national team. As a journalist, he earned a National Magazine Award for his energy reporting with Popular Mechanics, covered adventure travel for The New York Times, and wrote a training column for Runner’s World. His latest book, out in February 2018, is ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. He lives in Toronto, where he runs fast, climbs poorly, and gets outside as much as possible with his wife and daughters.


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