Hagen comes to Team Vibram with a strong background in track and cross country so he is no stranger to speed both on and off the trail. After 8 years of serious training and competition he was a bit burnt out and took a break from running. During that time, Hagen was introduced to mountain biking and fell in love with the trails and the beauty and variety they provide. This renewed excitement for the trails was exactly what he needed to reinvigorate his love for running and he’s been chasing singletrack and mountain vistas ever since. Hagen is 3 years into training and racing as a competitive trail runner and finds that he loves the process but is less caught up in paces and splits, and more in tune with ridgelines, summits, and big days in the mountains. With several top finishes and FKTs already under his belt, Hagen is just getting started and we can’t wait to see where he goes next.