Dylan Bowman: Professional Runner, Founder of Freetrail
"To launch big ships, you have to go where the water is deep." —Unknown
Where are you from? Where do you live now?
I'm from Boulder, Colorado, originally, but now live in Portland, Oregon. I love the American West and have been lucky to call it home my whole life. Mountains, desert, ocean and open space galore. What a gift!
When did you start trail running? What got you into it?
I was a team sport athlete growing up and through college, where I played lacrosse. I've always been a big fan of sports and an admirer of pro athletes. After college I was living in Aspen, Colorado, and started running trails to stay in shape. Little did I know it would completely change my life and become my career.
What is your favorite place to trail run?
Marin County, California, is without question the best year-round trail running destination in the world. I lived there for six years at an important time in my life and feel so blessed for having that experience. It is still a very special place for me where I do a lot of training camps in the winter.
What’s a fun fact most people don’t know about you?
I have a photographic memory for random sports statistics and race results.
When you’re not running, what are you up to?
Mostly running a media business and doing my best to be a good husband and friend. We're expecting our first child soon, which will be a fantastic opportunity for personal evolution. Life is so rich.
Follow Dylan on Instagram: @DylanBo.