Name: Ethan Hemphill
Home Base: Freeport, ME
Occupation: LL Bean E-Commerce Project Manager
Years on Atlas Racing: Since the beginning!!
I grew up skiing and ski racing here in the bitter cold winters of New England. Following a solid ski racing and running career at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, I spent most of my 20s in the endurance mecca of Boulder, Colorado. It was during this time that I befriended an outgoing, intelligent guy by the name of Adam Chase (Atlas Racing Team captain) that was in the process of putting together a snowshoe team. After a number of years, a move back East, a marriage and two children, I'm still at it running/snowshoeing/cross-country skiing in all seasons and in all weather. I can't imagine my life without getting out at least once a day.
Due to mild winter most of my racing in 2006 was done on the roads of New England where I had great success at distances ranging from the mile to the half marathon. Named by New England Runner magazine as the Maine Runner of the year in 2006.
Continue to introduce people to the great sport of snowshoeing. Mix it up in the very competitive New England racing scene. Compete again in the National Championships.