Author Connie Lewis

Connie Lewis attended BYU and the U of U and has written for the past 33 years. An avid skier and jeeper, she thinks Utah is the ideal recreational destination for any sports enthusiast.

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Jax Mariash: Park City’s World-class Ultrarunner

Jax Mariash: Park City’s World-class Ultrarunner “I’ve been running since I was five, and I’ve always wanted to do something big to inspire the masses to get outside.” says Jax Mariash, a Park City endurance runner who owns the town’s…

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Injury Recovery Guide

How to Promote Injury Recovery & Get Back in the Race Most runners and other athletes experience injuries as part of extensive training. It’s simply unavoidable. But what happens when a serious accident results in surgery and rehabilitation? Is it…

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Exploring Antelope Island

The Great Salt Lake’s Undiscovered Recreation Oasis To Wasatch Front commuters, the Great Salt Lake is a reflective shimmer west of the freeway. To some, the lake is more a particular smell when the wind blows just right. But for…


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How a Utah-made Shoe is Changing the Trail Running Game Trail running is rapidly gaining traction in the public conscious, but for Utah local and Altra Shoe founder, Golden Harper, it’s been a lifelong hobby. He began running trails at…

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Push to the Finish

Andrew McMahon has two passions in life: helping children and running. Though McMahon had actively participated in charities before with his wife, they wanted to do more, and he hoped to partner a cause with his passions.

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Walter Brown: Utah Running’s Comeback Kid

Walter Brown is a runner who never quits. After a brutal accident 20 years ago, he was told he would never walk again. He battled back through pain and setbacks and today is a competitive racer.

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Sochi Hopefuls

Local Athletes Contending for Olympic Slots As temperatures drop, Olympic athletes in Utah are heating things up. The road to Sochi, Russia is not an easy trip and competitors training in Utah have given it their all to get there.…


Powering through Powder

Racing the Kahtoola Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival Suffering from race withdrawal and cabin fever in the cold winter months? Battle it by signing up for the Kahtoola Bigfoot Snowshoe Festival. Scheduled on January 25, 2014, this unique race was founded and…

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Faces From the Past

Interviews with Former Outdoor Sports Guide Staff By Connie Lewis In honor of our 30th anniversary, we interviewed past editors and contributors to learn about their experience at Outdoor Sports Guide, and find out where they are today. Do you…

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Going the Distance With Eric Johnson

By Connie Lewis What motivates Eric Johnson to continue competing into his fifties? “I am a single guy with lots of time on my hands” he jokes. But more seriously he says, “I like the competition and to see what…