Great Escape

Relentless Forward Motion

The incredible journey of U.N. lawyer and ultra-runner Stephanie Case, who finds solace where others find hell

Joseph Bien-Kahn
GEN
Published in
19 min readAug 17, 2018

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Stephanie Case approaches the 150-kilometer checkpoint on the second night of the 2017 Tor des Géants race. She has still not taken her first sleep break. Photo: Stefano Jeantet

1. It was after 11 p.m. when Stephanie Case returned to her apartment in the United Nations compound outside Kabul, Afghanistan. To get there, she had to travel through the barbed wire and…

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Joseph Bien-Kahn
GEN
Writer for

An LA-based journalist, with writing in Wired, Medium and New York Magazine.