Three word-class athletes. Three sports. One common theme.  Climber Alex Honnold, kayaker Dane Jackson, and biker Rebecca Rusch share what drives them to excel at their passions. From Mexico to Utah to California, “Why” captures these incredible individuals in their element, and shows viewers how inspiration and passion are at the heart and soul of every successful athlete. One of my favorite short films of all time.  


About The Author

Mitch Lex

Mitch grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he fell in love with kayaking, backpacking and just about everything else there is to do outside. Since moving to the Midwest, Mitch has continued to explore trails and rivers throughout the country. His greatest adventures include roaming with grizzlies and caribou on a NOLS course in Canada's Yukon Territory, swimming with dolphins while studying abroad in New Zealand, and guiding backpacking trips in southwestern Colorado and Utah. He sees the outdoors as a place where you can discover what is truly important in life while exploring a little bit about oneself along the way. Contrary to popular demand, he enjoys dried pineapple and Reese's pieces over M&M's and raisins in his trail mix any day of the week. Sorry GORP.