Like the wind magazine is an independent sports magazine dedicated to runners.
It is a magazine created by running enthusiasts for others who share their love for the sport. Fatigue, dedication, perseverance and competitions, inside we find exclusively first-person stories of those who live this sport every day, at every level. From the stories of the fans to the anecdotes of the veterans to the reports on the most difficult races in the world.
The project is the result of the idea of two English running enthusiasts, Simon Freeman, editor and Julie Freeman, creative director. For some years they have been publishing this magazine every four months with the help of other runners who make up the editorial staff and have allowed the project to develop and consolidate within this sports circuit.
Running is all about freedom: spending time outdoors, exploring your mental space and exploring nature. But not all runners can experience freedom.
A surprisingly large number of women around the world have been insulted and harassed during their run. In the latest issue of Like the Wind, writer Lela Moore talks about women, their safety experiences while running, and what we as a running society and community can do about it.
We also share a chapter from Matshelane Mamabolo's book Yoyisa, which tells the heartbreaking story of Ntombesintu Mfunzi's violent rape, and how she ran almost immediately after her ordeal.
We're thrilled once again to showcase running stories from around the world, from Adam Pope following a London river from its source to Vanessa Sumpmann's witty reminder of her trip to the Berlin mini-marathon. Meanwhile, Chris Zehetleitner compares the cultures surrounding his two passions: racing and punk / hardcore, bringing together voices from across Europe and North America.
Of course, Covid-19 is still affecting the race. Alecsa Stewart pays tribute to the hill that became her daily test during the lockdown in her French village, and Brock Butler describes how he and his companions formed a running group during the pandemic.