A noticeable but regrettable absentee from this years TNF UTMB race will be Adam Campbell. A packed year of competitive racing and his recent hard battle at the TNF UTMF in Japan where he ran a close second to Salomon’s Julien Chorier has finally forced him to return to North America from his European base in order to rehabilitate.
Adam’s love for running began in Lagos, Nigeria. A country torn apart by revolution and corruption. He certainly developed the skills to survive from an early age where often the normal rules of society were not always followed. In recent years he has turned to the study of law as a profession.
A spell living in Spain introduced him to the mountains and being schooled in Canada added to his passion for the outdoors.
It wasn’t until his late teens that he began running competitively. Adam’s love for all individual athletic challenges quickly saw him jump into the multi-sport world of triathlons and duathlons where he was renown for his running ability, which saw him win a national duathlon title.
A former member of the Canadian National Triathlon and Duathlon teams, in 2006 Adam decided to shelve the bike for a while and explore the simplicity of running. This simplicity was amplified when he took to trail running a few years later. The solitude and beauty of the mountains allowing him to develop into one of the most competitive athletes on the circuit.
Andrew caught up with Adam at this years Kilian’s Classik and was able to a series of questions around his background and future aspirations for the sport.
Adam counts Arc’teryx, Salomon and Petzl amongst his sponsors.