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Katie Grossman

Spirit Animal



St. Charles, Missouri

Favorite Book

Annapurna, Maurice Herzog

Katie Grossman (née DeSplinter) is a high school track star turned collegiate national champion dancer, turned distance runner, turned trail runner, currently trying to turn into a backcountry skier as well. Hailing from the ‘burbs in mid-Missouri, she moved to Los Angeles for a writing career and the beach, and stayed for the mountains. She now lives and trains with her trail running husband in a tiny town without a stoplight, tucked away in Southern California’s San Gabriel range. Believing herself considerably more tough than talented, she enjoys running high, rugged mountain routes and races, and experiencing the most remote, beautiful and weird places this country has to offer.

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