“Rob Krar had to embrace incredible physical pain to win iconic ultramarathons like the Leadville Traill 100 and the Western States Endurance Run. But that’s a form suffering he can control- unlike his decades-long struggle with depression.”
This past fall my brother Shea and I visited the 5th annual Rob Krar Running Camp in Flagstaff, AZ. It was the perfect time of year- the air cool and crisp as fall approached and the aspens golden in color illuminated Locket Meadow. As someone who copes with clinical depression and anxiety disorder, we loved our time with Rob, Christina, campers, and volunteers.
Article by former Runner’s World editor Christine Fennessy, Krar opens up about his battle with depression, the balance of his personal life and life a professional athlete, what he means to the running community, and how his running camp has “saved lives.”
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