Rich McKnight

“I started running in 2005 for all of the typical reasons like health and weight loss. As it turns out, running did much more than that. It saved my life. I knew I had a problem that went way beyond losing 40 or 50 pounds, but I finally admitted I needed help. I was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, ADHD and insomnia. Running gave me an outlet I desperately needed and more so than I realized at the time. By the end of 2007, my marriage was over and my kids were three and six years old. Since I had 50% custody and a flexible work schedule, I found myself running more and longer. By 2008, I was running ultramarathons. As time passed, my need and passion for running grew stronger. Running was my outlet, a way to disconnect from the world, clear my head and escape from reality. In 2010, I met my now wife at a ultra. We’re both accomplished ultrarunners and have ran many races and training miles together. The passion we both share for running is a gift and I can't imagine life without it or her.” - HOKA fan Rich McKnight, Fleet Feet Scottsdale, AZ. #humansofHOKA

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