Behind The Scenes At The Cover Athlete Contest Shoot

Out of thousands of applicants, Cindy Spiva from San Diego won our Cover Athlete Contest presented by Brooks Running. Spiva graces the cover of the September issue of the magazine with her 14-year-old son Cormac Evans, who she regularly pushes during runs and at races. Spiva’s story of courage, love (of running and family) and perseverance resonated, and she was selected as the winner, along with nine other finalists. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot, which took place in Seattle and included a tour of the Brooks headquarters and once-in-a-lifetime memories with her son.

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