Michael David Friberg

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of shooting olympic distance runner Galen Rupp for ESPN the Magazine (which was a dream in and of itself). For me, I geeked out more shooting a world class distance runner than I would shooting an NBA player. I grew up running long distance and my dad is a hardcore distance runner so this was very cool. We are the same age so that means when I was suffering, trying to run an 18 min. cross country race, Galen was winning national championships. He was very cool and totally wasn’t weirded out at all when I asked him to take his shirt off for this shot. The lack of body fat on this man is unreal. 
There is a full edit from the brutal speed work session he did over on my website. 

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of shooting olympic distance runner Galen Rupp for ESPN the Magazine (which was a dream in and of itself). For me, I geeked out more shooting a world class distance runner than I would shooting an NBA player. I grew up running long distance and my dad is a hardcore distance runner so this was very cool. We are the same age so that means when I was suffering, trying to run an 18 min. cross country race, Galen was winning national championships. He was very cool and totally wasn’t weirded out at all when I asked him to take his shirt off for this shot. The lack of body fat on this man is unreal. 

There is a full edit from the brutal speed work session he did over on my website.