(Logan, UT) Altra released an inspiring short documentary called “Balance” about the different sides of an ultrarunner. This video follows three Altra athletes in their pursuit of finishing the legendary Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run while balancing careers, families and their own personal running goals.
Altra athletes Nicole Kalogeropoulos Bitter, Kyle Pietari and Cory Reese all had different hopes going into the race. Bitter was attempting her third Western States finish, Pietari was going for another top 10 finish, while Reese was running his first ever Western States. Preparing for this race takes countless hours of early morning or late night runs, managing work and family schedules, and getting mental and physically ready for the challenging course.
“I am so honored to be included in this video by Altra Running with Kyle and Cory,” Bitter said. “My life is infinitely more wonderful with all the people who love and support me, giving me a sense of balance.”
Watch the 22-minute video here.
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