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Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson writes about the science of fitness, exercise, and health. A former national-team distance runner and postdoctoral physicist, he is the author of the 2018 book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. He is also a contributing editor at Outside magazine.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail



Ph.D., University of Cambridge

M.S., Journalism, Columbia University

B.Sc., Honours, Physics, McGill University

Honours & Awards

National Newspaper Award (Canada)

National Magazine Award, silver (Canada)

National Magazine Award (U.S.)

Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Writing

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