The Cleanest Line
Luke Nelson

Luke Nelson

Luke Nelson’s worst ideas have led him to a life of worldwide bipedal exploration. In addition to destroying his toenails while racing and adventuring across the planet, he is a husband, father and nearly a doctor. He lives in Pocatello, Idaho.

Articles

Photo: Jared Campbell

Lessons in Gratitude

Sep 8, 2017 September 8, 2017

It started on a hot afternoon in May, deep in Bears Ears National Monument. Four of us had been going hard for a couple of days and the fatigue from difficult miles was stacking up. One of us was struggling. It might have been lack of training,… Read More

Photo: Andrew Burr

Running Up For Air

Mar 2, 2017 March 2, 2017

Breathless, I reach out and high-five four smiling volunteers. Between gasps for air, I thank them for standing on the top of a peak in February to man the summit aid station. I turn and hastily trot down the steep snow steps that fall towards the valley below. Four, maybe… Read More

Photo: Fredrik Marmsater

The Worst Idea

Sep 20, 2016 September 20, 2016

“You don’t have to be crazy,” Ty likes to say, “but it helps.” I’ve stopped counting how many times over the years these words have described our harebrained outings. Right then, I was trying to focus on surviving the current one. Anything that actually resembled running had stopped hours ago. Read More

Disaster Style on the Sierra High Route

Disaster Style on the Sierra High Route

Sep 23, 2015 September 23, 2015

By Luke Nelson There is something unnerving about waking up shivering. I rolled over and did a dozen or so push-ups in an attempt to get warm enough to fall back asleep. My commotion led to Cody pressing the light on his watch. “It’s almost 4 a.m.,” I mumbled. Read More