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Best Of Birdstrike

Best Of Birdstrike

Jun 19, 2017

oiselle running hannah calvert
Racing

As the countdown to the premier of the Birdstrike film begins, it seems like an ideal time to reflect on the journey of The Speed Project from start to finish. Here are the stories that covered the adventure.


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BIRDSTRIKE VS. THE SPEED PROJECT 3.0
The blog that kicked it all off. On February 6th, 2017 Birdstrike vs. The Speed Project was announced, and the crew was introduced. The backdrop was fully set with detailed race information, crew member facts, and most importantly, the stated goal of being the first all-female team to complete the race.

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RACE READY - A Q&A ON RACE DAY STRATEGY WITH THE BIRDSTRIKE TEAM
For any rational person, a 340 miles unsanctioned race can be hard to wrap your mind around. Why would someone subject themselves to running over 56 miles, across the dessert, with minimal sleep? The crew answers the big questions including why they agreed to run in the Speed Project, why they chose to run with the Birdstrike team, and how they prepared both physically and mentally. As it turns out, the crew isn’t entirely rational…

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WE'RE FLYING! A LETTER FROM BIRDSTRIKE
On Friday March 10th, as the Birdstrike crew set off on their first day of racing, the team reached out with a letter calling for words, miles, and messages of motivation – Because birds never fly alone.

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THE STYLES OF THE SPEED PROJECT
In this blog, the crew explains their go-to wears for trekking from the Santa Monica Pier to Las Vegas. Knowing apparel can be a competitive advantage, so Oiselle tried piecing together a collection that would help the birds go the distance.

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TOGETHER - HOW BIRDSTRIKE BEAT THE SPEED PROJECT
What follows setting an all-female team FKT? A race recap that shares the special journey. Here is a culminating piece capturing the planning, the teamwork, the trials, the small fleeting moments, the miles, and the emotions, that embodied the Speed Project. 


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