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Illustration: Walker Cahall
Illustration: Walker Cahall

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Leaving the Races Behind

By Fitz Cahall   |   Feb 24, 2017 February 24, 2017

If you travel down to Ushuaia, Argentina, you might just find a bus plastered with a massive photograph of Sam Evans-Brown. In that photo, he’s sprinting, shoulder to shoulder, with Olympic cross-country ski-racer Martin Bianchi in the final stretch of the 2008 national ski championship of Argentina.

Today, Sam brings us the backstory to that photograph—a story about a split-second act of kindness that altered the course of Martin’s life, and about figuring out when it’s time to leave the races behind.

Sam hosts the podcast Outside In, a show from New Hampshire Public Radio about the natural world and how we use it.

A version of this story originally aired on Outside In. You can find “Don’t Cheer for Me, Argentina” here.

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