Some people call him crazy, actually, a lot of people call him crazy.
Devin Featherstone is a born and raised Calgarian who's life has always been dedicated to attaining personal goals especially when it comes to fitness.
After retiring from professional hockey, Devin decided to start channeling his energy towards running. He first broke into running ultra marathon races by competing in the Iron Legs 50 miler as a team with his father. After successfully completing the race, he was addicted and began pursuing ultra marathons as a soloist runner.
This summer Devin competed (and finished 22nd over all) at the Canadian death race, and yes, it is just as intense as it sounds. 125 kilometers, of all-terrain that he completed in just under 19 hours.
Training for ultra races has lead Devin to a group of ultra runners, who call themselves 'Trail Trash' and on weekends he enjoys running the trails that most people struggle hiking.
He doesn't just do the extreme races, he also competes in events like the five peaks races, encouraging his friends and family to come and join him on different paths.
Devin is incredibly health conscious, and this lead him to become a Vegan. As you have probably guessed Devin has a love for animals, and volunteers at the Humane society as dog walker and has been vigilant on fostering dogs in need of forever homes.
To Devin, there is never a goal too big. One of his favorite athletes in Lance Armstrong, for his dedication, and fight for his life. Devin took the challenge to raise $7500 for the Canadian Breast cancer foundation, and in turn would be able to cycle alongside his hero Lance Armstrong. Not stopping at $7500 with the support of his friends and family he managed to raise $10 000.00 and had a once in a lifetime dream come true.
"Running to me is about pushing your mind over the physical aspects of the sport. You will encounter wanting to quit or turn around at some point during a run, but I believe its pushing through mentally that rewards you in the end with peace of mind and a sense of accomplishment. Whether you run your first kilometer o 100th it is all rewarding in the end, both physically and mentally. I take challenges on and when I have reached those goals I set the bar even higher." -Devin Featherstone
Running is a form of release, when you are on a trail in the mountains all you think about is your next step. You have so much freedom with your body and the fresh air. Running can take you many places and show you incredible scenery. Devin encourages anyone who is interested in running to get outside and see the world in a new and beautiful way.